The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

By Yorgos Lanthimos

  • Genre: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Release Date: 2017-10-20
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Production Company: Element Pictures
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
6.9/10
6.9
From 1 Ratings

Description

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss. Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humor and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

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  • Actually quite good

    4
    By RoryBiggins
    If you can discern the difference between a “bad” movie, and a movie with an offbeat pace and style, you can appreciate this one. It’s not for everyone, which is a plus in my book.
  • Completely terrified

    5
    By Mikey71FTL
    Amazing psychological horror piece. It does require some thought and a reasonable attention span, which is probably why some of the Instagram millennial kiddies left such bad reviews. Highly recommend.
  • Crap!!!!!!

    1
    By GregVaroz
    Awful!!!!!!
  • Horrible

    1
    By Geo123!
    Watching a squirrel try not to get hit by a car is more interesting than this movie. It doesnt even deserve 1 star, it was extremely slow, boring, dull, and uneventful.
  • Movies like this

    1
    By Mee-yow
    I hate movies like this, propose a mystery, get you emotionally involved and then kill it with bad story telling. No answers, no moral questions, just some stupid crap that would never happen. Actors were great, story was insulting.
  • Odd, Intense, outstanding.

    5
    By HwongSA
    Beware ... the movie contains an original story with unique characters.
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    5
    By 4 Linford
    A literate, absolutely chilling movie of consumate skill, half Greek tragedy, half Exorcist. I wish I could give it six stars! The best movie I've seen in a long time and now I can't wait to see The Lobster and The Favourite. I found it very helpful in understanding more about the action to Google "Iphigenia." That helped unlock some of the allusions to Greek mythology and enriched my understanding of the film. Bravo!!
  • Wasted 2 hours!

    1
    By Bernoit
    I’m amazed that movies like this get such high praise from critics. I guess I’m just not cool enough. Just so awful. Certain parts actually made me mad they were so absurd.
  • Why the bad reviews?

    4
    By Texasnicoli
    This was a well made and well directed movie with performances that are purposefully emotionless to add to the disturbing tone. Mainstream audiences I guess shouldn’t be watching movies like this.
  • some of these reviews are basic af

    5
    By e.mujanovic
    great movie

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