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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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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richmole
Apr 17, 2018

Hmmm...a hapless/helpless individual is taken in by a family and--uh-oh--he/she is not what they seem! Death, destruction, craziness, chaos (or whatever) ensues. I'd seen this plot at least 2-3 times before, but ...okay. Decided I'd give this one a shot. BUT IT BETTER BE GOOD!

I also could have asked that it be faster paced. Like, from a crawl to a slow walk, even. Nope.

Said "goodbye" after 20 minutes in which nothing much really happened. Yeah, yeah, mood-building, visual texture and character development and all that. Very easy work for two stars here: Nicole Kidman (even easier than her--yawn--work in the new version of Beguiled) and Colin Ferrell.

Suffer from a little insomnia problem? This film's fer you.

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snjarmula
Apr 11, 2018

this title is on netflix fyi

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Brise
Apr 09, 2018

SVP lire les critiques mais surtout donnez-vous même pas la peine. C'est dommage pour les acteurs.

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samjenks
Apr 08, 2018

Weird movie but okay to watch maybe not for children.

AL_ALISON Mar 28, 2018

This movie is out there. It's creepy and bizarre, and you never know where you stand in a good way. All the performances are solid. If like being challenged by movies, this is a great pick.

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zarcon1
Mar 20, 2018

I know this guy is a cutting edge director and all, but c'mon. I think I deserve an apology for having wasted 2 hours on this thing. Good cast but hard to know if the acting is any good because of the suppressed delivery. Many parts of the movie are actually laugh-out-loud funny, which I'm sure was not the intent. Precious, cloistered storytelling. Wish I hadn't watched it.

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LauraSteinert
Mar 16, 2018

I used to think the worst movie ever made was the French radical lesbian feminist short film "Thriller." This is now either tied for worst or actually the worst ever. If Lanthimos had added a subplot there would have been enough material for a one-hour TV cop show episode. Instead this dragged on for 121 minutes of mind-numbing nothingness. Lanthimos wrote, produced, directed and edited this waste of talented actors and money, which means it was a labor of love. However, one man's obsession is not always as marketable as a project with someone to act as counterbalance.

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6wheels
Mar 14, 2018

Boring, dumb movie with flat performances and a key question left unanswered!

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wolfblacksmith
Mar 08, 2018

wolfblacksmith thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and under

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