The Killing of a Sacred Deer
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
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A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.

Release Date:October 20, 2017
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Genres:Drama, Horror, Thriller
Production Company:Element Pictures, Film4, Three Point Capital, A24
Production Countries:United Kingdom, United States of America, Ireland
Director:Yorgos Lanthimos, Belle Francisco
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Plot Keywords:wife husband relationship, hostage, blackmail, surgeon, paralysis, insanity, revenge, dysfunctional family, hospital, cruelty, brutality, cafe, cardiologist, recovering alcoholic, open heart surgery
  • Weird, Intriguing but Absolutely Disappointing and Overrated
    December 15, 2017

    The renowned heart surgeon Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is married with Dr. Anna Murphy (Nicole Kidman) with two children, the young teenager Kim (Raffey Cassidy) and the boy Bob (Sunny Suljic) that are their pride and joy. He works with the anesthetist Matthew (Bill Camp) and recently he is dedicating attention to the teenager Martin (Barry Keoghan), whose father died in a surgery. Steven brings Martin to meet his family and the teenager invites him to have dinner at his home with his mother (Alicia Silverstone), who harasses Steven. He rejects and on the next day, Bob gets sick without walking. Steven and Anna bring Bob to the hospital and after a complete checkup, the doctors do not find any problem with the boy. Soon Martin meets Steven and tells that he killed his father; now he has to kill Anna or Kim or Bob; otherwise they will all get sick and die. Who is Martin?

    "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" is a weird, intriguing but absolutely disappointing and overrated film. The plot and the performances are cold, without heart, and has scenes absolutely unnecessary, like Anna masturbating Matthew in the car or the cameo of Alicia Silverstone. However, the screenplay holds the attention of the viewer that expects the clarification of the mystery. Unfortunatelly the conclusion is awful without any explanation for what is happening or who Martin is or has done. My vote is three.

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