Mis Trujillo and Sophie Paluch from Auddy join Flixwatcher remotely to review Mis’ choice The Killing of A Sacred Deer.
The Killing of A Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror/thriller film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos with a screenplay inspired by the Greek tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis.
Colin Farrell plays a heart surgeon Steven Murphy who strikes up an unusual relationship with Barry Keoghan’s Martin – the son of a man who died while Steven was operating on him. Steven invites Martin to meet his wife Anna (Nicole Kidman), his daughter Kim (Raffey Cassidy) and his son Bob (Sunny Suljic) and shortly after Bob becomes paralysed with no know cause. Martin gives Steven an ultimatum that to “balance things” for the death of his father, Steven must kill either Anna, Bob or Kim or they will all die.
It is fair to say Yorgos Lanthimos films are an acquired taste and not for everyone – The Killing of A Sacred Deer is perhaps his most divisive so far. Recommendability scores for The Killing of A Sacred Deer were mixed as it swings wildly between black comedy and deeply unsettling. Slightly higher engagement scores manage to give it an overall rating 3.46. Fan of Yorgos Lanthimos? Be sure to check out our episode on The Lobster!
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