The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

2017 121 Minutes

Thriller | Horror | Drama | Mystery

A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer clinically injects dark psychological humour into a thriller that mentally exhausted me. Oh. My. God. I'm honestly flabbergasted. My breathing has never been so rapid, my palms have never been so sweaty and I've never... Read the full review »
  • Elite Reviewer
    The film takes such a cold intellectual approach towards the value of human life that it would make Ayn Rand proud. It's obvious that his ultimate goal is to create something supremely shocking, and though the score and some of the aspects of the... Read the full review »
  • BarneyNuttall


    8 / 10
    Lanthimos returns with his, literally, most clinical work yet. The film is almost a self reflection on his own filmography, relishing in horrific choices, brief moments of discomforting comedy and mono-syllabic dialogue. A tale of revenge and jus... Read the full review »