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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

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Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

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Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

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R for disturbing violent and sexual content, some graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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3 November 2017 (USA)  »

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Mise à mort du cerf sacré  »

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$115,120 (North America) (22 October 2017)
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Second collaboration between Yorgos Lanthimos and Colin Farrell. See more »

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Anna Murphy: Can you do something to put an end to all of this?
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A psychological thriller like they should be
26 May 2017 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

This slow paced psychological thriller embodies everything that is key to making the viewer feel a lively and frightening experience: it is beautifully shot, with very talented actors, a soundtrack that will give you chilling goosebumps, and an enigmatic plot. While some parts might feel slow or superfluous, this is easily compensated by the rising tension. Moreover, the fright is ingeniously generated through the actors' astute portrayal of character turmoil, and not cheaply made jump-scares or gratuitous violent scenes. In a way, The Killing of A Sacred Deer reminds me of Cape Fear (1991). Great movie if you like biting your knuckles in apprehension and get your nerves all twisted up, not so great if you are searching for fast-paced graphic experience (although the movie contains some instances of sexuality and gore).


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