• The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Release Date: October 20th, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2018

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin's intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Element Pictures

Keywords: 2010s , Sacrifice , Mother , Mystery , House , Rise , Dark , Tense , Hospital , Pursuit , Fall , Emotional , Revenge ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    This is a ruthlessly controlled drama that achieves its powerful effect by holding back when its dramatic content is most intense. show more

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The rich vein of unsettling darkness and psychological unease that ripples like a treacherous underground stream beneath the absurdist humor of Yorgos Lanthimos' work becomes a brooding requiem of domestic horror in his masterfully realized fifth feature. show more

  • 90
    Britt HayesScreenCrush

    You can see very clearly where The Killing of a Sacred Deer is headed, but it takes a protracted path to get there, prolonging our discomfort until the very act of watching the film feels like its own bleakly comedic exercise. show more

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