Colin Farrell's revenge thriller not what it seems

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is an intense and disturbing experience

5th November, 2017
Barry Keoghan and Colin Farrell in The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The sins of the father are visited on his children in Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, the Greek director’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning The Lobster and the kind of surreal revenge thriller that nightmares are made of. The biblical reference is not incidental: the film acts as a looping, Möbius strip metaphor for what it means to play God; as a surgeon, as a parent, and as a malevolent teenager determined to...

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