The Killing of A Sacred Deer

The Killing of A Sacred Deer

DVD - 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 :, Lionsgate,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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kuttu68
Jan 14, 2019

It was a strange movie of revenge and it was slow pace to me. Also I found it hard to grasp and it was interesting in a weird way but I really didn't think it was good but if someone likes movies with slow pace that builds up then this would be a good movie. Also the actors are a great cast.

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htliang
Jan 09, 2019

Bizarre. I spent the first 30 minutes of the film trying to decide if it was worth continuing to watch it. Then things started to pick up. Definitely unusual and suspenseful at the end.

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lindy919
Jan 02, 2019

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After this pile of crap and The Lobster, I will never, ever, EVER watch another Yorgos Lanthimos movie. He is rubbish.
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raymind
Dec 01, 2018

Vendetta.

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EvaLynne_59
Nov 06, 2018

It was okay, but definitely not something I would watch again. Slow in some parts, and you really didn't get the 'gist' of the movie until about 3/4ths of the way through. When I saw the previews I thought it was going to be better than it was.

Same creative team as THE LOBSTER, but there is no levity in this one; it's all anxiety and darkness. I like Lanthimous and Philippou because clearly they see the filmmaker's role as that of a prophet, and they certainly deliver the hellfire and brimstone here. We are lost, and we shall pay a price for it.

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poodlegirl
Oct 20, 2018

If I've ever seen a worse movie, I can't imagine what it was!

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Punnoval
Oct 12, 2018

Yorgos Lanthimos does it again! Another great movie for yuppy pseuds - all style but no substance.
So, he takes a Greek myth and applies it to his usual schtick about robotic humanoids in order to create the tiniest bit of coherence. Does anyone really care?
I can't see why his uses "name" actors (Farrell, Kidman) and has them recite inanities like a robot, other than defining a style. Why not use non-actors like Roy Andersson? It would certainly be a lot cheaper. As an aside, Colin Farrell is a putrid actor, so why use him at all - unless he is trying to one-up Martin McDonagh?
There was a (very) slight chance for redemption in the scene where Kidman gives a hand-job to one of her husband's colleagues - the Warhol treatment (see Warhol's "Bad" for details.)

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noisexorcist
Oct 02, 2018

This film is brilliant and beautiful. Those not familiar with director Yorgos Lanthimos might be put off at first by the strange deadpan delivery by the actors, but it is part of his bizarre style and adds to the subtle beauty of the film. Original, dark, and layered with meaning this film is one of the best I've seen in a long time.

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dm3agv
Sep 18, 2018

Neurotic at it's finest!

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Mar 08, 2018

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