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 :, Lions Gate Entertainment,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby digital,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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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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Astolat
Apr 08, 2018

I'm sure it was intentional, but a paper bag would have had more personality than Colin Farrell's character. I could only stomach 15 minutes.

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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!

SnoIsleLib_CraigB Mar 10, 2018

Director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster) delivers up another surreal story with The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017). On its surface is a modern tale of guilt and revenge, but hidden in its heart is an archetypal tragedy as old as western civilization. Heavy doses of stilted dialogue and symmetrical cinematography add a palpably unsettling ritualistic weight. Throw in a creepily minimalist soundtrack, humor as dry as a Bond Martini, and the eye of a newt, and Sacred Deer brews a heady concoction reminiscent of The Shining (1980) or Cape Fear (1962).

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wolfblacksmith
Mar 08, 2018

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