Oulaya Amamra gives one hell of a convincing performance in this film. While I find the ending a bit problematic, powerful but flawed, there is no denying this film is riviting to watch. Loved the way director Houda Benyamina flips traditional gender roles in order to provide an interesting commentary on poverty, faith and the disenfranchised youth of today.
Trashy and surprising all at the same time. Feels more like a play at times than a film, but the performances are fantastic. Killer Joe is not a film that cannot easily be recommended to most people. However, those willing to take a risk are in for an experience they will not soon forget.