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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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R for disturbing violent and sexual content, some graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Mise à mort du cerf sacré  »

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$115,120 (North America) (22 October 2017)
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Sunny Suljic (Bob) is the only member of the Murphy family who is American in real life. Colin Farrell (Steven) and Barry Keoghan (Martin) are Irish, Nicole Kidman (Anna) is Australian, and Raffey Cassidy (Kim) is English. See more »

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Steven Murphy: Do you think your mother is proud of you? Do you think she is happy that her beloved son is a murderer?
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I'm sorry I must have missed something while I was dozing off.
19 November 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the performances of the actors were really good and the whole design of the picture went well for me, I saw a big hole int he plot I can not ignore.

Colin Farrell plays a heart surgery (cool opening scene of his character doing open heart surgery) whose being black mailed by a kid whose dad died on his operating table. How this kid was able to hold such a huge price that he felt was owed cause of his father's death I never fully understood.

Feel the movie thought too much of itself. Looks like the director who also director the Lobster with Colin Farrell got too big for his bridges.


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