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That the film looks good matters little when director Peter A. Dowling's script, based on the novel by Sharon Bolton, is filled with so many thinly drawn characters, blunt warning signs and telegraphed plot points.
This movie should be taught in film school-just as Hitchcock movies can teach filmmaking, so can their failed imitators provide us with elementary examples of when technique goes horribly wrong.
Dowling's direction, while competent, also trots out every cliché that a 90-minute movie can contain.
This watered-down throwback to The Wicker Man never really heats up.
It plays out like one would expect, but quickly turns into a chase that loses a bit of its luster long before the finale comes along.
Sacrifice, while far from a waste of time, just isn't interesting enough to bother with, the only mystery being why anyone thought it was strong enough to garner a theatrical release in the first place.
A rare female role as smart and fearless for an actress, in this feminist investigative thriller. Not to mention buried metaphorical truths in folklore about the plight of women, in this case historical male envy and ensuing domination over female bodies.
Sacrifice is a bland piece of cultist lore that does little to generate thrills, chills, or the slightest hint of curiosity.
The film's opening, American set scene is actually its most horrific, but there are still moments to be had on Shetland where events recall "The Stepford Wives" crossed with "The Wicker Man."
Medical thriller that frequently appears inspired by THE WICKER MAN and perhaps THE STEPFORD WIVES
"...a well-done genre film, full of familiar tropes used effectively and some interesting twists as well."
The fil's very design turns out to be a whimpered bark followed by a toothless bite.
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