The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

By Yorgos Lanthimos

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release Date: 2017-10-20
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Production Company: Element Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America, Ireland
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
6.7/10
6.7
From 601 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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  • Demented and Preposterous

    1
    By HanleyStrappmann
    This is a sick, psychotic wallow through the mire of a depraved imagination.
  • Waste of my time

    1
    By Lowbudgetfeel123
    No point to this movie.
  • Don’t read the bad reviews

    4
    By Wheresalice
    Despite the bad reviews, I enjoyed this thriller. Watch it - it’s well worth the ride.
  • Woah...

    5
    By Centrality
    Disturbing yet it really draws you in.... I was Analyzing this for hours afterwards...
  • Horrible don’t waste your time.

    1
    By bigbondsman
    If I could give this 0 stars I would.Terrible movie! Wish I could get back the hours of my life.
  • Terrible movie.

    1
    By sarasotalady
    Waste of my time and good actors.
  • Stupid, boring, like watching grass grow.

    1
    By herb4505
    The worst movie I have seen in years. I found nothing to like and didn’t bother to finish watching.
  • It wasn’t good if dumb people could understand it!

    5
    By Arti Party
    Good movies are not for everyone! I think the famous actors and the thriller category made the wrong people watch this! They’re a waste of life on this planet, not this masterpiece!
  • Some people will appreciate drain water if you tell them it's vodka

    1
    By byah8
    This may just be the worst film ever made. It’s like what an oh-so-artsy group of high school students might put together in their heavy-handed, dim-witted attempt at profundity. It’s like *Blue Velvet,* only this film apparently isn’t intended as parody.
  • Longest 7 hours of my life

    1
    By Luv'nCountry
    From the first 20 min, just wanted it to be over. Kept checking the time left and my sacred heart would ache seeing how much time was left. Ugh

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