The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  121 min.
In theatres: November 3, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.12
based on 16 votes and 6 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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  • 2 stars "Dark and weird. They acted like zombies"
  • 4 stars "It is definitely a constructed piece of art/film, and a psychodrama - it was a little bit like seeing a play - I liked that about it. Great performances by great actors."
  • 1 star "RUN, RUN from this movie. It is at the top of my list for some of the movies I have seen and I have seen many. Everyone talked as if they are robots. The plot was vague and the whole movie was confusing and disgusting to say the least. I cannot believe that two well-known actors are scraping the barrel for parts in this movie. Seriously one of the worst I have ever seen. Do not waste your money!! or your time!!"