The Killing of a Sacred Deer


A talented heart surgeon Steven lives a happy life with his wife Anna and two beautiful children. This family idyll is threatened by a Ghost from the past that Stephen no longer afford to hide.

Director:
  • Yorgos Lanthimos

Stars:
Release Date: 2017-11-03
IMDb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: IE, GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 2h:01m
reviews
Cristal Fitz
16 February 2018 | 01:32

The film premiered almost a year ago Cannes film festival where "Killing a sacred deer" received the award for the best scenario. To the latter as directly to the staging of the project, hand made Greek film Director yorgos of lanthimos, on account of which such eccentric works as Lobster "Fang". In the new film we are talking about a talented cardiac surgeon Steven, who lives a happy marriage with wife and two children. But the family idyll comes to an end when a young man by the name of Martin puts the protagonist in front of the most difficult and terrifying choice in his life.

Speaking in General, this is a very strange picture, which leaves behind the ambiguous and contradictory impressions. The last year according to the degree of absurdity and incomprehensibility of the fact that occurs in the screen, the creation of Lastimosa can compete even with "mother!" Darren Aronofsky. Have an introductory scene with the viewer's heart plunged into a slight shock and further the state of neuyuta only intensifies the actions of the characters are accompanied by strange dialogue, behavior because they for a long time seem emotionless dolls, the whole point of being in the frame of which is only to further advancing of the plot. That's what did not like: the lack of naturalness and vitality of characters excludes empathy to him, empathy. Only under the final episodes of these "robots" start to show at least some signs of life.

Some critics have predicted to ribbon cult status and consider almost not a masterpiece: all it's funny, on really. As follows from the description, "Killing a sacred deer" is a free interpretation of one Greek myth, and definitely the whole premise of the film is limited to the moral of this myth: there is no any unfathomable to the human mind ideas, supernatural sense, is not need to cool out of molehills. All revolves around the related concepts such as responsibility justice, need to understand the uniqueness of the picture is due only to the unusual presentation of the material, not more.

In fact not is to belittle the strong and the indisputable advantages of this work. "Killing a deer" refers to the category of films that keep on because really wonder what all over. And despite having multiple completely worthless, stuck, seems, in the purpose of pretentiousness episodes a La Kidman indulges colleague of her husband, the ending does its job: the climactic scene in the living room is just perfect, such you previously, just not seen.

The tape is also notable for good acting Colin Farrell and the above Nicole Kidman, which a few moments had the opportunity in full glory to show their skills. Look good on-screen children of actors and, surprise, Alicia Silverstone that have many years didn't Shine in something visible. But as oddly enough, most emotions are young Barry Keegan, noting in a recent "Dunkirk" actor his entire appearance, behavior causes sincere dislike of his character, but it and is praised Keegan: got one of the most offensive images in modern cinema.

Finally, the qualitative result came out as the camera work, the wonderful "play" between the major and long-range plans, and which blended in the ominous atmosphere of what is happening and causing discomfort music.

"the Killing of a sacred deer" — very specific movie. It is intriguing, amusing, set in General, suitable, but and not worth it to magnify: the specified deficiencies there is also missing. In the went "Mama!" Aronofsky, like non-standard and leave food for the mind the picture, then this movie is for you. Pleasant viewing!

7.5 out of 10

Lanita Joacima
15 December 2017 | 02:02

"Killing a sacred deer" — film genre psychological horror, shot by a Greek Director Yiorgos Lanthimos, which is known thanks to the film "Lobster". His new picture — brilliant must be a list of the best movies this year. Many people will assume that the film is too abstruse and tedious, but I don't think. Yes, this movie is not like all at first glance it really difficult movie, but if you you will look closely, you will begin to understand the essence of the film. Here some of the reasons why this movie was amazing:

1. From the movie interesting plot and story. In all need the psychological horror genre: an ever-increasing tension, an interesting story, which is really huge horrific, violent scenes narrative, philosophy and morality for film. In the movie there is symbolism, metaphor and reference to Greek mythology and some Greek tragedies.

The attentive viewer will pay attention to the name of the movie and place of birth of the Director — Greece mesh myth Iphigenia — daughter of Agamemnon, who offered himself in sacrifice for the victory of the father in March on the city of Troy. Agamemnon killed a sacred deer of Artemis on the hunt and caused her anger. The ordered to bring the king his daughter, Iphigenia, in the victim, but he refused, however, the daughter learned about this offered himself in sacrifice to the father. The not less than Iphigenia was taken up by Artemis.

2. Acting: character development and the dialogue between them was incredible. Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and the rest of the actors did a fantastic job, but the actor, who stole most of the scenes and was an outstanding — Barry Keoghan, and I think he will get the nomination on the award "Oscar" for the best male role of the second plan. As and "the Lobster", all characters dispassionate, artificial, cold, and monotonous; strange, but with a dose of realism. Usually in these situations, characters will panic, constantly crying and screaming, but they do, therefore, in the end of the movie you get this terrifying a shocking feeling.

3. The picture and music. The entire film is an insane visual component: the beautiful, static, slow and dynamic single-point shots and angles with single point, similar to style and the effect of the films directed by Kubrick. The film also contains beautiful, intense and great background music with classical music, famous symphonies and the violin.

The first shots of the film immediately will give you understand what you are dealing with. Maximum discomfort, like a pebble caught in shoes. You will always be uncomfortable and you'll literally fidget from voltage place. Lanthimos leaves the ending hanging like the sword of Damocles in the air over the head. Correct or incorrect responses in no, because everything that happened is so unreal as to sacrifice the living room of your home. Impossible, right?

8.5 out of 10

Kara-Lynn Bayly
18 June 2018 | 01:35

Previous project Greek Director Giorgos Lanthimos, "Lobster", left me not too impressed, but impressed enough to watch it the following work. The more so immediately bribed — this is his desire to "use" Colin Farrell and in his new film, plus, the time I did not bother to Google and thought — that "Lobster" is for the Director's debut, why the desire to learn what he will be able to improve show more in the new creative study — increased.

Finally did watch this movie, I left only one output for a few minutes before his graduation -" here so what should be done thrillers in the current days, if you want to present something new in the genre."

If the previous film drew the audience a sterile utopia, the current shows the world modern focuses on completely different things. The conclusion I made earlier, is based on the idea that this movie uses at the full extent of the power of script and the mind of the spectator, holding for latest prick, but and not making it to wrestle with a thousand layers of metaphors, hypotheses, and other delights that so fond of aestheticism, the audience and Directors. The movie deftly gives a lift to hooks and call it "stable" viewers and a friend who picks in the filmography, for example, Tarkovsky most of his life. And is only its first half.

At the beginning of the second half, "stable" comrade starts to bounce on the chair, periodically squealing with the influx of suspense, disclosure of some details and a catastrophic gallop of events in the compared first. The second he friendly hints have some of the metaphors that he had time to notice exactly to the catches himself thought that it was obvious and without him, because movie affectionately about this was told to you, forcing your gray matter fun to splash around as in your head and the head of your friend.

In this case, it didn't do everything work you, not putting you all porridge the esophagus and leaves you with sufficient size of Luggage that you might want to go to the wool Internet for his theme, read the myth than was based, and hell, to find out what the Director to this was the projects and ought to see them, too.

Despite his meticulousness and multi-tasking — the movie is not without problems. It still, for my taste, too bombastic sometimes. Some of the details in the characters open too some abstract concepts and questions that they ask each other that you can understand, but still, they are more push.

8 from 10

faq
How long is The Killing of a Sacred Deer?
21m
Who is the director of the movie The Killing of a Sacred Deer?
This tv-show was directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
What is the genre of The Killing of a Sacred Deer?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Best Horror Movies 2017, Best Thriller Movies 2017, Best movies 2017.
Who starred in The Killing of a Sacred Deer?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan, Colin Farrell, Raffey Cassidy.
What is The Killing of a Sacred Deer IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.1.
When was The Killing of a Sacred Deer released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-11-03.