The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

A teenagers attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Details

Title The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Air Date Oct 20, 2017
Runtime 109 Minutes
Networks Element Pictures, Film4, Three Point Capital, A24,
Genres Thriller, Horror, Drama, Mystery,
Country United Kingdom, United States of America,
Languages en,

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  • A psychological thriller like they should be

    May 26th, 2017

    This slow paced psychological thriller embodies everything that is key to making the viewer feel a lively and frightening experience: it is beautifully shot, with very talented actors, a soundtrack that will give you chilling goosebumps, and an enigmatic plot. While some parts might feel slow or superfluous, this is easily compensated by the risin...

  • Michael Haneke's Sophie's Choice... or Stanley Kubrick's Happiness?!

    September 21st, 2017

    Neither. This is a Yorgos Lanthimos joint all the way. But it's as powerful and piercingly original as a work of the aforementioned masters.. The premise isn't as intriguing or clever as The Lobster, but the execution, oh boy... is even better. A horrific black comedy, a nail-biting thriller, and a compelling moral tale all at once. The entire cas...

  • much more than a psychological thriller

    November 4th, 2017

    Saying that the "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" is just a great psychological thriller is at least undermining... . This film is full of brilliant metaphors, but you have to know Greek mythology and history to understand some of them. When Agamemnonas wanted to go to Troy to fight with his ships, there was no wind and he could't get there. So he as...

  • Failed myth adaptation

    October 20th, 2017

    Myths were created to help human build and understand the model of surrounding world. 'The Killing of Sacred Deer' is too artistic to bother. . It builds a dent in reality in which a lower deity (surgeon) accidentally kills father of a greater one. While making people believe that the characters are somewhat real, it combines the mythical sacrific...

  • an engaging absurdist tale of atonment

    November 12th, 2017

    Absurdism is an art-house genre that messes with our brains by turning logic on its head. The filmmaker scatters a few clues throughout the film and leaves the audience to make whatever sense of it they can. A superb example is The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), a film full of conflicting clues that will make many viewers wonder if they are watc...

  • Mysterious, disturbing, intelligent, unconventional and... funny?

    November 11th, 2017

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and made by the studio A24... That should tell you all you need to know about the movie. If it doesn't, I'll elaborate. Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the good but overrated The Lobster, has teamed up once again with Colin Farrell for this movie. And what a movie it is.. First of all, the...

  • Guilty doctor must sacrifice a child to expiate his guilt

    November 8th, 2017

    It takes a Greek director — Yorgos Lanthimos — to revive the elemental power of Greek tragedy in a modern setting. . Because this is such a primal story it could be the most powerful and disturbing film of the year. The characters speak in a kind of dead tone, usually on banal matters (like how waterproof a watch is). The music alternates eerie ...

  • A film for masochists

    November 5th, 2017

    I love a good thriller. However I wouldn't go to see The Snowman one of my favourite detective psychological thrillers because of the way it had been truncated. The Vue cinema in which I saw The Killing of a Sacred Deer last night puts you in the mood to see such a film. It's like being at the dentist for half an hour before the film starts. There...

  • Flick doesn't make any sense despite good acting

    November 3rd, 2017

    I went to see the movie because it stars Nicole Kidman. With her and Colin Ferrell, how could anything go wrong? But it did. The flick seemed pointless - meandering without any direction or sense of finality. It seemed as if it was going one way and then stopped and went a different direction. I saw a clip on an interview of Nocole and she was ask...

  • I'm sorry I must have missed something while I was dozing off.

    November 19th, 2017

    While the performances of the actors were really good and the whole design of the picture went well for me, I saw a big hole int he plot I can not ignore.. Colin Farrell plays a heart surgery (cool opening scene of his character doing open heart surgery) whose being black mailed by a kid whose dad died on his operating table. How this kid was able...

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