Sacrifice

2016

Action / Crime / Fantasy / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 36%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 19%
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 3533

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Cast

Radha Mitchell as Dr. Tora Hamilton
Rupert Graves as Duncan Guthrie
Ian McElhinney as D.I. McKie
David Robb as Richard Guthrie
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Samuel-Shovel 4 / 10

A Wicker Man Knockoff With No Real Substance

Sacrifice is the story of an American doctor who moves to Wales with her husband. Unable to have children, the couple move back to the husband's homeland, the Shetland Islands, to adopt a child. When attempting to bury a dead horse, our hero discovers a dead body on her property, leading her onto a conspiracy of sacrificial practices dating back centuries. Is this all fairy-tale stuff or can she prove the men on this island continue the tradition to this day?

As my title notes, this plot closely resembles the plot of "The Wicker Man": an outsider arrives on an island, begins to investigate mysterious happenings, and gets in trouble for their efforts. But unlike "The Wicker Man", this movie is far less enjoyable.

I guess I'll start off with the positives. The setting is beautiful. I can watch those Welsh hills forever and the cliffside footage is stunning to look at. I also enjoyed seeing Rupert Graves in something. I stopped watching "Sherlock" a while back so it was nice to see him pop up. He's... okay in his role. I did enjoy the scene where he bashes that guy's head in with a rock, absolutely brutal!

The rest of this though isn't great. The dialogue is extremely clunky; the screenwriters had no idea how to write good exposition. It all feels very forced and rushed. The average movie-goer can see this plot twist coming from a mile away. Within 20 minutes I knew what the remainder of the movie was going to be. The lighting, especially during the climax was horrendous. I couldn't even tell what was going on.

And then just a lot of this plot didn't make sense to me. Why move your wife back to Scotland if you know she's in danger of being murdered by your father and his weird cult? Why would that lawyer use his real name when dealing with that family to take their sister and have her pretend to be his wife? Why did that fake computer tell the doctor in the beginning that the baby was positive for cocaine? We never even acknowledge this. There's a lot more that I have problems with but I've wasted enough time on this.

I wouldn't recommend this movie. It's not good but it's not bad enough to be enjoyable to watch either. The pacing is slow and there's really nothing noteworthy to see here.

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 4 / 10

Kunal Trows

Dr. Tora Hamilton (Radha Mitchell) has another miscarriage while working in a hospital. Her rich husband Duncan (Rupert Graves) takes her away to live on an island where she can work again. When her cow dies, she climbs into a small steam shovel and excavates a deep hole only to discover a dead body. The body was apparently killed due to a ritual and she decides to conduct her own investigation getting people killed around her.

Having seen two versions of "The Wicker Man" and "Harvest Home" with Bette Davis, I found this film about local cult rituals to be a let down. Who buries a cow? Aren't they either butchered or incinerated? The film is more of a drama/thriller than horror. The quality was on par with a made-for-TV film, in fact I thought this was a TV movie.

Guide: No swearing, sex, or nudity.

Reviewed by Reno Rangan 6 / 10

Risking life, exposing a long hidden secret!

Based on the book of the name name tells the story of Tora, an American surgeon who moved to a remote island in Scotland with his husband for a new beginning after the miscarriage. Following the life in the new place, she discovers some secrets that are hidden for very long. Her attempt to expose it was foiled, and put her life in a threat. From there where it goes is what leads to a twist and the conclusion.

This is the same old formula for most of the thrillers. The story, its characters and the locations were fresh, but you would know how it all develops and ends. Still a very decent film with a fine pace of the narration. I think some of the coastal scenes were from the same place where 'Sing Street' were shot. But that was an Ireland film and this is Scotland, so I'm confused whether it was Scot or Ire.

Radha Mitchell was okay, and the rest of the cast did not get enough scope for their roles. The direction and the production was not bad either. Except for the familiar theme, it can be watched for once. But not suggest to go for it after watching a good thriller.

6/10

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