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Killer Joe by Tracy Letts

suhanimahindru's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

Rating: 3.5

Wow, that was a lot. At no point was I able to guess what would happen next. I had many guesses for where the play was headed but got almost none right.

lan_string's review against another edition

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3.75

Omg the ketchup involved in this staging…

chloeburton's review

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challenging dark funny tense fast-paced

4.5

Look, if I feel like throwing up when I’m reading a play it’s almost always an automatic 4 stars. The way Letts has crafted this is honestly mind blowing to me. It feels familiar in a way — the characters and setting feel reminiscent of something Sam Shepard would write (to the point that I was holding my breath for an incest plot twist—and though that doesn’t happen, there are moments that make you more than worry) but Letts fills out the characters with little puzzle pieces throughout that add up to something wholly unique. I never knew what was going to happen next, and I spent most of my time reading this with my hand over my mouth. I love that it doesn’t spoon feed the audience and leaves big questions unanswered. Brave theatre. Sick, twisted, disgusting. Bravo.

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bakespeare_'s review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny tense fast-paced

5.0

gabesteller's review against another edition

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4.0

My first play i got free tix to at Steppenwolf was a tracy Letts play, Bug, which I rlly loved so i went back to read his first one here
Still pretty f’d up but in a more familiar way which u can tell by the fact that of the three i’ve read so far this is the only one they made a movie of. Very twisty-turn-y, entertaining yarn.
Apparently this was first put on a in a tiny theater in some obscure illinois town, and Even tho it wasn't as good as bug if i just bumped into this play looking for some local theater or something, holy crap i would been buzzing afterwords! lots of fun ty tracy

baxtervallens's review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

emmasophierund's review

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5.0

Wowza. I love a dark play. I really do. There aren't a lot of thriller plays out there, but to find one by Tracy Letts? I'm a happy camper. This is a wild play and I loved it.

clonazine's review against another edition

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4.0

Mamita nada como el amor de una familia 🙏 te reís a la par que pensas esta gente es un desastre. Muy bueno, mantiene la tensión, es ridículo, es violento, es cómico, disparatado y complejo. Me encantó.

dkrane's review against another edition

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5.0

Demented, grimy fun. Quite the thriller.

rosalindroe's review against another edition

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dark mysterious sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25