Overall Rank: 624
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 24
Theatrical Release Date: 10/27/2017
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/23/2018
Genre: Drama, Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Actors: Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell, Raffey Cassidy, Bill Camp
Plot: A brilliant surgeon and his tranquil domestic life with his wife and two children is thrown in to upheaval with the arrival of a 16-year-old boy - leading the good doctor to make a sacrifice to save himself and his family. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019
A twisted psychological thriller and tale of atonement.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/03/2018
Yorgos Lanthimos is an acquired taste. Much like the bizarre, brilliant film The Lobster, Killing of a Sacred Deer, based partly on the Greek tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis, won't exactly appeal to general audiences. Teaming once again with Colin Farrell, the film tells the story of a brilliant surgeon, his family and a teen he has taken under his wing after his father died during surgery. But the film takes a rather dark turn and while Lanthimos leaves a lot unanswered, he leaves a lot more to contemplate. It's a challenging film in the best way.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/04/2017
LIFF31 2017 #1
"A surgeon never kills a patient. An anaesthesiologist can kill a patient, but a surgeon never can".
"The Killing of a Sacred Deer" is a mixture of horror, comedy, thriller, and mystery all wrapped up in one bizarre, but brilliant crafted film. Even when you don't fully follow what going on, it at least keeps you interested and engaged. The audience reaction to this was the highlight. Everyone cringed at the brutal parts.
Unpredictable is the best compliment I can say. I literally had no idea where it was going and kept surprising me with each scene. I'm kinda lost words with this one. This is me still progressing.
The score was brilliant. Having this blast of a roar which shook up the room and was really eerie. The intensity continues to grow as the film moves …
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