Sacrifice (2016)



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Disturbing secrets lie buried in the bogs of a remote island in this spellbinding thriller. Shortly after surgeon Tora Hamilton moves with her husband to the Shetland Islands - 100 miles off the coast of Scotland - she makes an unnerving discovery: the body of a young woman with strange symbols carved into her flesh and her heart ripped out. When what at first appears to be the remains of a victim of an ancient ritual turns out to be a fresh corpse, Tora is plunged into a dangerous mystery that may be connected to the dark myths of the island's folklore.

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Radha Mitchell
as Dr. Tora Hamilton
Rupert Graves
as Duncan Guthrie
David Robb
as Richard Guthrie
Ian McElhinney
as D.I. McKie
Declan Conlon
as Stephen Gair
Liam Carney
as Mr. Grey
Peter Vollebregt
as Ken Wickliff
Joanne Crawford
as Sgt. Dana Tulloch
Conor Mullen
as Stephen Renney
Lesa Thurman
as N.Y. Hospital Nurse
Rachel Oliva
as Ruth Morgan
Deidre Monaghan
as Elspeth Guthrie
Aron Hegarty
as Officer
Hilary Rose (II)
as Janice Shaw
Bernadette Brown
as Caroline Salter
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

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.

May 5, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 29, 2016 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

Dowling's direction, while competent, also trots out every cliché that a 90-minute movie can contain.

Apr 28, 2016 | Full Review…

This watered-down throwback to The Wicker Man never really heats up.

Apr 27, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 14, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 11, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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