Matthew Mcconaughey needs to spend a weekend at home watching his own movies. Only then will it become obvious to him that he's only ever good when he's making serious movies. I imagine he'll facepalm himself at the absurdity of all those rom-coms and wonder why the fuck he didn't stick with credible projects... if he had declined all of those bullshit movies he would be a bonafide legend right now! Killer Joe is a fantastic film!! It's depraved, brutal and sadistically funny. Joe is a Texas detective who moonlights as a contract killer. He's hired by the dumbest redneck family you can imagine. Emile Hirsch plays the dumbass son who calls upon Joe's services to kill his mother for her $50K life insurance payout. Not having the cash upfront, the family agree to use their virginal daughter/sister as a retainer. Mcconaughy has rarely been better and Thomas Haden Church is brilliant as the uneducated ex-hubby who's in on the deal. Be warned that the film is graphically violent. If you squirm at the sight of heads being bashed in or women having their faces beaten, then you might want to think twice. But if you have a sick sense of humour and want to see fried chicken eaten like you've never see it eaten before then what are you waiting for? The film is directed by William Friekdin and it's fair to say that he's an absolute hero of mine. With films like The French Connection, The Exorcist and Live and Die in LA to his name he is an uncompromising and important filmmaker. The film was released in the US without a rating because the MPAA refused it an R classification. Friedkin will never censor his films and thank God for that. After a decade of decent tv movies and one box office flop (Jade) he has delivered 3 brilliant films in a row. The Hunted, Bug and now Killer Joe. I cannot wait to see what he dishes up next.