The Sacrifice Reviews

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December 7, 2007
A fitting epitaph for a great artist. Every frame could be hung on a wall, the script is supremely thoughtful and the performances are universally excellent.
December 7, 2007
A difficult film - slow-paced, unashamedly theatrical and heavily laden with philosophy - yet a profoundly satifying one: a rewarding display of filmmaking mastery that forms a mystical and enigmatic coda to a legendary career.
December 7, 2007
For all its Swedish trimmings, the long, syrup-slow takes are unmistakably Tarkovsky's, and it's these that provide this arthouse disaster movie with its mesmerising power.
December 7, 2007
December 4, 2007
December 30, 2006
As involving and intellectually rich as all Tarkovsky's work.
July 29, 2006
heavy-going but brilliantly realized masterpiece.
April 13, 2005
October 27, 2004
To awaken the spiritual hunger for something beyond materialistic, desacrilized modern existence was the burden of Tarkovsky, cinematic poet laureate of the Russian soul.
August 30, 2004
The Sacrifice is a stunningly beautiful film that holds your attention even while you feel slightly stunned, in a less welcome way, by what is actually going on.
August 26, 2004
True film devotees will appreciate the mystery and the spiritual allusiveness of The Sacrifice.
August 15, 2003
Certainly makes demands on one's patience, but Tarkovsky is always worth the work.
July 30, 2003
It is a poetic vision, filled with the symbolism peculiar to Tarkovsky's imagination. It is also a visually stunning, hauntingly beautiful, brilliant piece of art.
January 1, 2000
Tarkovsky pulls you into a dark, foreboding nightmare and Nykvist [Bergman's former cameraman] gives that nightmare an explosive awakening.
January 1, 2000
The Sacrifice, famed Russian director Andrei (Solaris) Tarkovsky's last film, is a pondering, intense, obscure film filled with images that will haunt the collective memories of everybody who has seen it.
January 1, 2000
The Sacrifice is not the sort of movie most people will choose to see, but those with the imagination to risk it may find it rewarding.
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