The Killing of a Sacred Deer parents guide

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Parent Guide

The price of friendship.

Release date November 3, 2017

After the death of a patient, Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) befriends the surviving son (Barry Keoghan). Soon after the surgeon's own children become mysteriously ill. When it appears the ailment is connected to the grieving teenaged boy, the doctor is forced to make some difficult decisions.

Why is The Killing of a Sacred Deer rated R? The MPAA rated The Killing of a Sacred Deer R for disturbing violent and sexual content, some graphic nudity and language.

Run Time: 122 minutes

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer
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Why is The Killing of a Sacred Deer rated R? The Killing of a Sacred Deer is rated R by the MPAA for disturbing violent and sexual content, some graphic nudity and language.

Violence:
- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.
- Portrayals of hand-to-hand and gun violence, some involving children and some in a self-harm context.
- Frequent disturbing scenes.
- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, with nudity (depicting pubic region, breasts and buttocks) and some detail.
- Infrequent buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.

Profanity:
Seven instances of coarse and/or sexual language, including:
- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in sexual context.
- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use.

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Cast and Crew

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and stars Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan .

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