The Killing of a Sacred Deer Reviews
February 2, 2021
Lanthimos and Filipou have essentially taken a simple premise and ran with it, elevating it to unimaginably devilish and twisted heights.
December 5, 2020
The picture is nicely shot and interesting to look at, but the story is a mess of actions and imagery that don't add up to a cohesive vision.
August 19, 2020
Kidman expertly conveys a mother's determination to do anything it takes to protect her family in the face of her husband's failure, even if that necessitates an impossible sacrifice.
July 23, 2020
The Killing of a Sacred Deer is utter nihilism in that it is not depressing, degrading, or angry. It simply is, and with that, it manages to be both terrifying and hilarious.
July 3, 2020
The Killing of a Sacred Deer is like an episode of The Twilight Zone, written by Franz Kafka, and produced by Black Mirror creatives. [Full review in Spanish]
July 1, 2020
As deliberately, stubbornly off-putting as it is, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is an endlessly fascinating watch and isn't easily brushed aside.
May 19, 2020
Lanthimos is so deeply committed to his concept, atmosphere, and general sense of weirdness that it's almost infectious.
February 8, 2020
"Killing" is cruel enough to boil [director Yorgos Lanthimos'] 2016 The Lobster alive. But what balances the horror is a signature deadpan that dulls any stabbing pathos.
February 6, 2020
Killing of a Sacred Deer aims for absurd horror but lands on the simply generic.
January 28, 2020
As it's traditional with the Greek filmmaker, the pitch-black sense of humor is perfectly calibrated. The novelty here is the sense of despair that comes with the comedy.
October 14, 2019
Lanthimos communicates a nameless dread that temporarily takes you out of the real world and into a realm of sinister imaginations.
October 10, 2019
Chock full of foreboding cues and sickly, angular camera lunges, this latest dark fairytale becomes a boldly monotonous treatment on morality and vengeance.
October 1, 2019
This is horror in its purest, most distilled form, freed from the shackles of jump scares or exposition.
September 27, 2019
It's the clinical framing of the violence, it's the unexpected bursts of cruel humour during its most wretched moments, that make you wonder whether you're watching a straightforward morality tale or nihilistic art-house film disguised as a morality tale.
September 2, 2019
Visually and structurally unnerving with dialogue that has no filter and sickeningly amusing undertones, The Killing of a Sacred Deer often leaves you speechless with so many feelings that dig deeper than Alicia Silverstone's unbelievable finger sucking.
August 6, 2019
The solemn tone of 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' is more frustrating than provocative, in large part because we have seen it before in other pieces. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 5, 2019
The turmoil in its purest form, and the choice of not putting all the keys of the film on the table play in its favor. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 21, 2019
The Killing of a Sacred Deer should serve as the perfect antidote for those annoyed that the seasonal cheer is already being foisted upon us.