The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  121 min.
Release Date: November 3, 2017
DVD: January 23, 2018
Blu-ray: January 23, 2018
Digital: December 19, 2017
Netflix: April 5, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 2.73
based on 30 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, Barry Keoghan, Bill Camp


Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who is married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), an ophthalmologist. They have two children — 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Steven has also taken Martin (Barry Keoghan) under his wing since Martin lost his father in an accident a while ago.

Steve brings Martin to his home to introduce him to his family. However, Martin's constant need to be a part of their family and his unsettling behavior makes Steven nervous. After Martin confronts Steven about a long forgotten transgression, strange events start to take place.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos
Screenplay: Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos

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  • 5 stars "Dark, disturbing and uncomfortable. Not for everyone but personally had me engaged throughout every minute. Great watch."
  • 1 star "Here's the synopsis of this project: Some famous Greek guy, who probably took too many drugs as a youth, tries to invent something never seen before. He does, but that doesn't mean it's good, but since he's famous, they give him awards, great actors agree to star in it, and people from his genera and who don't know any better say it's fabulous! Picture an alternate reality where mentally disturbed people are horded into a 'gated city/community'. Drive down a few blocks, pick a neighbour and follow them around with a camera. Okay so after an hour something half interesting happens, but not that interesting. Nobody expresses any emotions for 96.8% of the film. It's beyond interesting. Waiting 2 hours for the ending was painful. It's for the type of people who would give it a standing ovation at a festival but had actually slept through it."
  • 1 star "should not be aired, stupid & pointless. This generation is so lost it's sad. well known actors that I will never care to see again."