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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

DVD - 2018 DVD Drama Killing 4 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.7 out of 5

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DVD release of the 2017 motion picture.
Wide screen.
Special feature: An impossible conundrum.
Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Camp.
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.
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

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Stark, troubling and great submitted by MH17 on July 26, 2018, 5:39pm Not for the faint of heart, this stylized, stark and brutal movie offers insight into the darker corners of the human heart. A surgeon (Collin Farrell) is enmeshed in an unusual relationship with a teenage boy (Ed Guiney), who inserts himself into his family with terrifying results. The dialogue is spare, blunt to the point of absurdity at times and delivered with a flattened effect throughout, gesturing toward a certain roteness and emptiness in the lives of these characters. Yet there are moments of humanity under the layers, most often coming from the surgeon's children. A particularly memorable scene: the intimate and oddly endearing version of "Lights" sung by the surgeon's daughter, as she begins to fall for the strange teenage boy following around her father. Alicia Silverstone turns in a memorable supporting performance as well as the mother of the teenage boy. Absurd, minimalist, disturbing at times, this movie is not for everyone. Its tone and imagery will stick with you, though, and offer you a chilling postmodern tale that raises questions of guilt and responsibility, about whether an eye should be taken for an eye. Gird yourself and watch it--this movie delivers.

Powerful, disturbing submitted by tropology on August 9, 2018, 1:08am Mythological in form, transposed to a modern setting. Beautifully crafted --- heightening the disturbing situation at every step.

Eerie submitted by ferielp on August 31, 2018, 1:03pm That kid was disturbing but what made it all worse was the stilted form of dialogue typical of Yorgos' movies. It feels like all the characters are reading their lines off a page with zero inflection or emotion even in the face of situations that would drive a normal person to the brink. This makes the simplest interactions between them eerie, like they're all puppets going through the motions of pretending to be human beings

The Killing of a Sacred Deer submitted by lstorc on July 18, 2019, 8:23pm This is a fun, darkly comedic thriller. If you're looking for peace of mind, do not look here!

Top Actors did not help this weak movie. Far worse than the excellent "THE LOBSTER" by same young director. submitted by Tassos on September 17, 2019, 8:03am Disappointing, after seeing "The Lobster", an EXCELLENT movie by the same director.