Joe Blu-ray Review – Can Nicolas Cage Maintain Control In This 2013 Drama?

Joe Blu-ray Review

I’m taking a look at another Nicolas Cage movie. This time its a crime drama from 2013 called Joe. Is it worth a purchase? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my Joe blu-ray review.

  • Joe (2013)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed by David Gordon Green
  • UK Rating 15
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Curzon Film World
  • Blu-ray Released: 6 October 2014


Joe works as a foreman of a crew that is responsible for tree-poisoning. This allows the land owners to chop the dead trees down and redevelop the land. Joe however has a problem maintaining control having had several altercations with local law enforcement. When teenager Gary Jones and his family move into the area Joe gives both Gary and his abusive father a job.

Style / Direction

The films directed by David Gordon Green whilst Tim Orr is responsible for the cinematography.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Jeff McIlwain and David Wingo.

Acting / Characters

Nicolas Cage is excellent as a man who struggles to maintain control. He plays a complex character that befriends a teenage kid and becomes he mentor.

Tye Sheridan as that kid is also very good demonstrating a good range of acting skills.


  • Nicolas Cage as Joe Ransom
  • Tye Sheridan as Gary Jones
  • Heather Kafka as Lacy
  • Ronnie Gene Blevins as Willie
  • Brian Mays as Junior
  • Sue Rock as Merle
  • Sam Velasquez as Archuleta
  • Adriene Mishler as Connie
  • Gary Poulter as Wade
  • Dana Freitag as Sue
  • Anna Niemtschk as Dorothy

Conclusion: Joe (2013) Film Review

Nicolas Cage is outstanding as the complex but compelling Joe. His relationship with Tye Sheridan is a heart-warming one. However Joe has a problem with authority figures and this at times results in some explosive situations.

I highly recommend giving this film a look, it’s definitely falls into the category of being hugely underrated and should have more attention thrown its way.

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Conclusion: Joe Blu-ray Review

The film is from 2013 so it does not suffer from any picture quality issues.


  • Making of featurette (11 mins)
  • Trailer

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Joe (2013)




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Joe Blu-ray Review

Joe (2013) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version

That concludes my Joe blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: Joe (2013) Blu-ray Review
Joe Blu-ray Review

Movie title: Joe (2013)

Duration: 117 mins

Director(s): David Gordon Green

Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan

Genre: Drama,

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The film is from 2013 so it does not suffer from any picture quality issues.