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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

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The highly anticipated drama The Killing of a Sacred Deer reunites director Yorgos Lanthimos with The Lobster star Colin Farrell who plays Steven, a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart and the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

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Denise Dal Vera
as Mary Williams
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Critic Reviews for The Killing of a Sacred Deer

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (8)

Lanthimos does what he wants -- and we're all the richer for it, even if it creeps us out sometimes.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…
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I started to wonder if the director had merely written himself into a corner and was doubling down on weirdness to get himself out. And yet the film never quite loses its mythic drive.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

This is Lanthimos' most scattered and sedate film, but it's his scariest as well.

May 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There's precious little warm blood pumping through this beautifully crafted but clinical film.

May 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film unfolds like an alternate-reality stalker thriller, like a twisted slow-burn Cape Fear, only with an element of the fantastic that Lanthimos boldly refuses to explain.

May 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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To see an unfettered nightmare like this from such an idiosyncratic director feels like a cruel treat, and a welcome stylistic stretch.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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