"The Killing of A Sacred Deer" is pretty disturbing alright, but it's a good movie. From the same director, I also like his other work "the Lobster". Man, he has very extraordinary view on things.
Great cast, well directed, awful story. Stuck with it hoping it would get better, but it didn't. Take a pass.
Content warning: If you have children, this will be a very disturbing film experience.
With only three films Greek writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos (great name) has established himself as one of the most original, unsettling, and strangest directors working. There is little like "Dogtooth" or "The Lobster," which was an unlikely dystopian dark comedy love story. His most recent film is his most uneven work. I wanted to finish it because it was compelling, but I also wanted to end because it was pretty messed up. He maintains a ominously calm tone throughout and the performances are similarly detached. I usually don't like Nicole Kidman and Collin Ferrell, but they're well used here. It's loosely based on the Iphigenia myth, but that won't really help you make sense of it.
it is a very unusual, strange and bizarre movie but very interesting to watch until the end. you wander what will happen until the end.....and of course the twisted end of the big sacrifice of an amazing surgeon who makes the big mistake that cost him a lost of a dad on the surgeon table. The hidden revenge of his son in a very unusual way of turning the surgeon's life and his family up site down....... Ultimate sacrifice : Killing the sacred deer.......Great acting performance of Nicole Kidman. worthwhile to take the taime to see.
This was a very dark movie. I stuck it out to its horrible end. It was well done but it is definitely not a feel good movie.
I kept watching and waiting for it to make sense. It never did. Don't waste your time.
It is best to watch this film without knowing anything about it, but let me say that it was the coldest film that I may have ever seen. Not fully understanding, I read and watched film analysts as they describe the meaning, much which comes from Greek mythology of Iphigenia. Without this additional knowledge, perhaps I would have given the film 3.5 stars. I try to give my reviews without doing post-viewing research, but in this case I delved deeper because I suspected I was not informed enough about the mythological basis.
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.
this title is on netflix fyi
SVP lire les critiques mais surtout donnez-vous même pas la peine. C'est dommage pour les acteurs.
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