The Killing of a Sacred Deer 02/17/18


There’s a point at which unnervingly harsh and disturbingly irrational movies become more trouble than they’re worth. This groaner is two hours of jeopardy to children and perversely cruel storytelling that never rewarded this viewer. And director Yorgos Lanthimos chooses a style of performance and presentation that all but bypasses recognizable human values. I hold the film no particular grudge. It may be a masterpiece, but if I didn’t need to review it, I wouldn’t have stuck it out to the end. With Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan and Raffey Cassidy. On Blu-ray from Lionsgate.