Review- The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a bone chilling film pushing viewers level of uncomfortability to its limits. Director Yorgos Lanthimos reunites with actor Colin Farrell who portrays a surgeon trying to help a young man (Barry Keoghan) due to his father dying due to complications during surgery. Accompanied by a beautiful wife (Nicole Kidman) and two children his life feels extremely put together. Throughout the film his life begins to fall apart as his son becomes ill and can no longer walk, it is at this point that he must make a life changing decision to save his family. Overall each of the actors give very solid performances all around, the biggest surprise is young Keoghan with his shy, helpless personality to begin, rounding to a sinister performance that will push viewers to the edge of their seats every time words spew from his mouth. This original modern take on suspense and horror is refreshing for some but may not be for all. The films pace is sometimes a tad slow for somes taste, while remaining suspenseful, and compelling. If anything I would recommend viewing this film purely for Keoghans performance, or if you are looking for something similar to It comes at Night where nothing ends up like you truly thought.


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