17. Aug, 2021

Movie review - The Killing of a Sacred Deer

I watched this on Sunday night but I can't say that I really enjoyed it even though it was a compelling watch.

Why do I say this? Firstly, it was a horrible movie - yes it was a horror movie but there was no real horror in it. It was just plain awful. There were no explanations for anything ... how or why things happened as they did. And secondly, it left me with quite a few questions.

A teenage boy loses his father during heart surgery because the surgeon has been drinking. Said boy says things will happen as retribution unless the surgeon kills one of his own family. These things start to happen so surgeon kills his son in a Russian roulette style to make it stop. Boy is happy. Just like that. Sorry ... but this story had potential but it wasn't utilized.

I give it half a star.