The Killing of A Sacred Deer

The Killing of A Sacred Deer

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lions Gate Entertainment,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Artwork & supplementary materials,, ©2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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empbee
Jul 08, 2018

Greek tragedy in the modern American suburbs. Strange, weird movie with excellent actors.

The marketing blurb on the DVD jacket inadequately describes this movie as "unsettling". Synonyms for "unsettle" are more helpful - "excite, disorder, agitate, confuse, upset, disturb, spook", and I'd add these words - "chilling, creepy, disquieting, menacing, violent."
All the characters are remote and detached. The consistency of the characters' coldness is irritating and unbelievable. The advertised ending ("stunning act of revenge") is also understated - try "grotesque fantasy". The DVD I took out had no Special Features option. Don't squander your valuable time by watching this depleting movie.
Try other Colin Farrell movies: In Bruges, London Boulevard, Roman J. Israel Esq.
Try other Nicole Kidman movies: Moulin Rouge, The Others, Lion

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slarsen
Jun 30, 2018

I thought the first part of the movie was pretty good, getting into the mystery of it, but then something happened to it that made the whole thing just fall apart. The second half was Just senseless. And dumb. Sorry, I would not recommend it to an adult, but I think kids like this kind of stuff.

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tuan_canada
Jun 20, 2018

"The Killing of A Sacred Deer" is pretty disturbing alright, but it's a good movie. From the same director, I also like his other work "the Lobster". Man, he has very extraordinary view on things.

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AndHowes
Jun 12, 2018

Great cast, well directed, awful story. Stuck with it hoping it would get better, but it didn't. Take a pass.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 10, 2018

Content warning: If you have children, this will be a very disturbing film experience.
With only three films Greek writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos (great name) has established himself as one of the most original, unsettling, and strangest directors working. There is little like "Dogtooth" or "The Lobster," which was an unlikely dystopian dark comedy love story. His most recent film is his most uneven work. I wanted to finish it because it was compelling, but I also wanted to end because it was pretty messed up. He maintains a ominously calm tone throughout and the performances are similarly detached. I usually don't like Nicole Kidman and Collin Ferrell, but they're well used here. It's loosely based on the Iphigenia myth, but that won't really help you make sense of it.

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marieloudavril
Jun 05, 2018

it is a very unusual, strange and bizarre movie but very interesting to watch until the end. you wander what will happen until the end.....and of course the twisted end of the big sacrifice of an amazing surgeon who makes the big mistake that cost him a lost of a dad on the surgeon table. The hidden revenge of his son in a very unusual way of turning the surgeon's life and his family up site down....... Ultimate sacrifice : Killing the sacred deer.......Great acting performance of Nicole Kidman. worthwhile to take the taime to see.

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Helenedeporter
Jun 04, 2018

This was a very dark movie. I stuck it out to its horrible end. It was well done but it is definitely not a feel good movie.

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DawnWhite
May 06, 2018

I kept watching and waiting for it to make sense. It never did. Don't waste your time.

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voisjoe1_0
Apr 25, 2018

It is best to watch this film without knowing anything about it, but let me say that it was the coldest film that I may have ever seen. Not fully understanding, I read and watched film analysts as they describe the meaning, much which comes from Greek mythology of Iphigenia. Without this additional knowledge, perhaps I would have given the film 3.5 stars. I try to give my reviews without doing post-viewing research, but in this case I delved deeper because I suspected I was not informed enough about the mythological basis.

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wolfblacksmith
Mar 08, 2018

wolfblacksmith thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and under

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