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      Joe

      R Released Apr 11, 2014 1 hr. 57 min. Drama List
      86% 137 Reviews Tomatometer 68% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score The rough-hewn boss (Nicolas Cage) of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member (Tye Sheridan) of his team from an abusive father. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 18 Buy Now

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      Rich in atmosphere and anchored by a powerful performance from Nicolas Cage, Joe is a satisfying return to form for its star -- as well as director David Gordon Green.

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      Patrick M Very slow. Not as exciting as normal Nicholas Cage movies. Fair message. Took way to long to get there. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/02/24 Full Review jwcdood JOE is a hard and bitter movie about genuinely good hearts enduring and attempting to deal with the impossible horror of the long term effects of heart numbing, mind breaking poverty. What's to be expected in this flick is "extremely dark, extremely graphic and hard to watch" (but needs to be). JOE is certainly not for the idealistic who don't personally comprehend the genuine reality of alcohol addiction; the opening scene itself — blatantly — makes that specific point. With excellent casting, production and direction, Nicholas Cage's, Tye Sheridan's and Gary Pouter's performances are the stuff that deliberately "brutal reality" story telling and serious acting and direction are made of in a sincere attempt to get the point across. The sobering, cesspool stench of the reality it portrays very effectively remains long after its final scene and the credits roll. This is entertainment fare is [most definitely] NOT FOR THE "DAINTIFIED" FAINT OF HEART. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/26/23 Full Review Alec B For a thriller about broken people on the very fringe of society, the plot is just a little too neat and tidy (One character that arrives about twenty minutes into film might as well be wearing a t-shirt that reads "antagonist") but when David Gordon Green shifts the focus away from the plot and just lets these characters exist in their environment, the film becomes mesmerizing for stretches. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/10/23 Full Review Lexe Joe had great realism and is very believable, with every actor playing there part very well. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/23/23 Full Review Wolfgang G Joe – Die Rache ist sein, ist ein Filmdrama von David Gordon Green… Ein Ex-Knacki, der im Gegensatz zu den meisten Vorbildern steht, trifft auf einen 15-jährigen Jungen und steht vor der Wahl zwischen Erlösung oder Ruin… Eine rücksichtslose authentische Südstaatengeschichte, die reich an Atmosphäre ist… Ein ziemlich gut inszenierter Coming-of-Age-/Drama-Film, mit einer sehr guten schauspielerischen Leistung von Nicolas Cage (Hauptrolle) und Tye Sheridan (Nebenrolle)... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/23/23 Full Review Lucy L David Gordon Green and Nic Cage are both in top form. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jason Bailey Flavorwire The way director David Gordon Green uses Cage, and the way the actor modulates the performance, seems a quiet commentary on who he's become onscreen, and how to draw upon it. Jun 18, 2016 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) Generally as raw as the steaks that Cage manfully cuts from the carcass of an impaled deer, the high whiff of which seeps through every frame of the film. Rated: 3/5 Jul 27, 2014 Full Review Ryan Gilbey Sight & Sound There is a pleasing synchronicity between Joe's attempts to stem his temper and the effort made by Cage to keep his own actorly excesses in check. Jul 25, 2014 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies It is southern gothic to the core with an emphasis on the unpleasant and disturbing. It’s not a movie for the faint of heart. But it is an exciting return of sorts for Nicholas Cage... Rated: 4/5 Aug 22, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review The film's unforgiving, often grating portrayal of Southern waste is redeemed by thoughtful performances from Nicolas Cage and his younger costar Tye Sheridan. Rated: 3/4 Aug 15, 2022 Full Review Kip Mooney College Movie Review A story with some power, humor and heart. Rated: B Sep 9, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The rough-hewn boss (Nicolas Cage) of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member (Tye Sheridan) of his team from an abusive father.
      Director
      David Gordon Green
      Executive Producer
      Maria Cestone, Molly Conners, Sarah E. Johnson, Hoyt David Morgan, Brad Coolidge, Todd J. Labarowski, Danny McBride, Jody Hill
      Screenwriter
      Gary Hawkins
      Distributor
      Roadside Attractions
      Production Co
      Worldview Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Language|Disturbing Material|Some Strong Sexual Content|Violence)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 11, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 16, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $371.9K
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