Blu-ray Review: "Sacrifice"


"Sacrifice" is a predictable murder mystery with great actors who deserve a better script. The story immediately reminded me of two much better films: "The Wicker Man" and "The Stepford Wives". I'll not deny that the location shooting and scenery did make the movie more tolerable to watch than it should have been. I just wish there was a surprise or two along the way to raise this movie above Straight-to-DVD or Netflix stature.


Shortly after surgeon Tora Hamilton (Radha Mitchell) moves with her husband (Rupert Graves) 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 in "Sacrifice".

"Sacrifice" is unrated, but contains violence and gore, profanity, alcohol / drugs / smoking, and frightening and intense scenes.

"Sacrifice" is available now on Blu-ray + DVD Combo and Digital editions.