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

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

One of the many weird entries in director Yorgos Lanthimos' career

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3

movie

Ireland, U

English, French

A-list actors, Weird, Well-acted

2017

Yorgos Lanthimos

Alicia Silverstone, Anita Farmer Bergman, Barry G. Bernson

121 min

Synopsis

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.

Our Take

7.3
The Staff

This is a really weird movie starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman. They play a wholesome and well-off couple where Farrell is a heart surgeon. The movie starts with him taking care of a teenager called Martin, who’s not related to him or seems to have any real connection with him. It later turns out that Martin shares a special bond with the surgeon, a bond that will threaten his family in unexpected ways. The camera work and direction by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Favourite) offset the weirdness to offer an intriguing experience.

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