Film: Too much violence is a killer blow

Film: Too much violence is a killer blow
Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe.

Reviewed: Killer Joe, directed by William Friedkin. Rated: 3/5. Dark Horse, directed by Todd Solondz. Rating: 4/5.

Reviewed: Killer Joe

**Rating:** 3/5

Forty years ago, William Friedkin was at the vanguard of a new wave of young filmmakers that revitalised Hollywood; he was the hotshot director who followed The French Connection with blockbuster horror The Exorcist.

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