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Beautifully shot, Sacrifice is reminiscent of the True Detective, Conspiracy, Top of the Lake and The Killing in its imagery, themes and story-telling. I'm a fan of movies including Primer, Sunshine, Upstream Color, Mr. Brooks, Se7en, The Signal, as well as the afore-mentioned television shows. If you're into bizarre, fast-paced, unfolding thrillers, this one's for you. The director and writer give us just enough information to let us guess what's going to happen next before hitting us with the next surprise.
Meet Dr. Tora Hamilton, an obstetrician who also has a knack for getting past locks, operating excavation equipment, and sleuthing to a degree that would cause envy amongst the Scoobies. She also has a milfy air about her, but alas, poor Tora has not yet had luck in becoming a mother. Short story short, she ends up in Shetland, Scotland, and happens upon some grizzly remains. Tora becomes curious... and you know what that does to cats.
Sacrifice is not an amateur production in any respect, including its established actors: Ian McElhinney (trust me, you've seen him before, probably most recently in Game of Thrones), David Robb, and Rupert Graves. It's easy to miss that the protagonist Tora is portrayed by the woman alongside Vin Diesel in Pitch Black, but no matter: Radha Mitchell was awesome in both roles.
Pay no heed to the amazon blurb about a "satanic" cult... ain't nuthin' in Sacrifice got to do with Satan. Despite the movie poster and the title, don't mistake Sacrifice for a horror flick; it isn't particularly scary, and there's a conspicuous absence of gore, given the title. Instead, expect a bunch of retired dudes with guns and machismo. Sacrifice is more of a Sherlock Holmes thriller.
This would be a 4-star film but for the ending. I was onboard with the plot and pace until the last 15 or so minutes, when it suddenly becomes amazingly predictable. It seems to take forever to wrap up once you realize what's *not* going to happen. If nothing else, Sacrifice is a good example of how to paint yourself into a corner as a screenwriter.
Would I watch again? - I don't think I will.
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Someone didn't try very hard. Could have been good, if it weren't so bad.Published 16 days ago by Mister Bob Harris
A nice thriller with good acting and a definite creepiness running through it. A good film to accompany a night of popcorn, soda and dim lights...Published 26 days ago by Scigirl
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