The Killing Of The Sacred Deer is a surreal and unnerving indie film that poses the most heartbreaking choice that a parent could have to make. This choice is wrapped around a film that is well shot and awkwardly funny at times. It is another masterpiece from Yorgos Lanthimos. Farda Eon, a parent of two gives his review of the film.
The killing of the sacred deer is described as a psychological horror starring Colin Farrell who plays the role of a successful and brilliant surgeon named Steven. His wife Anna is loving, devoted, equally brilliant and played by Nicole Kidman. They have what appears to be the picture-perfect life. Great careers, lovely home, thriving albeit weird and left of centre sex life and 2 children whom they love – Son Bob and Daughter Kim. Bob is a rebellious pre-teen and Kim is a normal teen girl.
Everyone in the film is weird! They just blurt out bizarre things to strangers and even each other. They aren’t rude but they aren’t filtered either. Just look at this scene:
3 1/2 out of 5