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.
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: KIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches.
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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.

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).

Mar 09, 2018

This officially makes it to my "Worst Movie Ever Made" list. Absolutely horrible, complete waste of time.

Mar 08, 2018

Wonderfully droll. Deadpan humor and razors edge comments on modern living. He combines disturbing visuals with common place imagery, The most ordinary house becomes a place of curses, threats and blackmail. Everyone has motives and the retelling of ancient myths was brilliant. Nicole Kidman playing the anesthetized patient for her husband was hilarious and deeply insightful into the ruse of the respected surgeon as a demi god. Not for everyone.

Mar 07, 2018

Boring all the way to the conclusion. Tries to be something more than it is.

Mar 05, 2018

One of the worst movies I have seen in the past year. No one acted like a real human being, it dragged on, and none of it was worth it by the end.

Feb 26, 2018

Long dragged out movie. Not worth watching. Hollywood actors like to complain about guns and violence then a movie like this is made. Sick ending. I'm surprised two actors who have children would even take part in this movie.

Feb 23, 2018

Guilt can be crippling, and divine vengeance arrives in a convenient family pack in Yorgos Lanthimos’ brilliantly profane retelling of Artemis and Agamemnon set in contemporary bourgeois Cincinnati. Mixing elements of horror, the supernatural, and a hefty dose of Old Testament retribution (by way of Classical mythology) Lanthimos ice cold approach delivers as many laughs as it does shudders—and does so with consummate skill. His signature technique of having actors mouth their lines in a passive monotone, relying instead on jarring music and almost surreal visuals for emotional cues, gives the impression of an ancient Greek tragedy with a bit of kinky sex and absurdist humour thrown in for diversion. It all ends in the same flamboyant manner as it began leaving you to wonder whether you should laugh out loud or gape in disbelief. Euripides would probably be rolling in the aisle.

Feb 15, 2018

If you've seen a Lanthimos movie like The Lobster then you'll get the style of this film. It's not bad acting or slow pace, it's his signature style. With that said, it's disturbing and creepy, but makes you think. I'd recommend if you're into Lanthimos' style of directing, which doesn't tidy everything up in the end.... it certainly isn't a movie for everyone.

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Mar 08, 2018

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