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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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Second collaboration between Yorgos Lanthimos and Colin Farrell. See more »

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A bizarre folk tale which leaves you unsatisfied!
24 September 2017 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

Going to the cinema with high expectations was surely not the right thing to do. After the director's marvellous masterpiece "The Lobster", I expected a bigger movie - bigger in direction, screenplay, actor ensemble, and budget - since The Lobster received many accolades and an Oscar nom for best screenplay!

However, his new movie seemed as if it was actually filmed before "The Lobster" - a dull, white and unappealing setting (mostly the hospital), not an ensemble cast or switching scenes + an unattractive and annoying young boy as the young protagonist.

I actually watched it till the end with enthusiasm because of Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman - I really like their work and acting and they never disappoint. Also, hail to Nicole for having such a great year ahead! They had some great scenes together which make the movie worth to watch.

The most annoying part must be the recurring unsettling & loud orchestral music to force the effect of: "Hey, you are not watching a slow-paced drama with no elements of thriller or action, it is going to be so exciting and spooky right now". ...and the "bloody violence" or scary, spooky scenes never came, actually.

Wished Nicole Kidman had more scenes, though. She was too passive. I wanted her to smack the boy or do the final act herself which I won't tell ya not to spoil the ending.

I hope we get more lobsters in the future than deer - they were not so tasty, after all!


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