The Sacrament Synopsis
Journalists go to a remote commune in order to reunite with a lost sister, only to find that the rural utopia may not be as it seems, forcing them to escape with their lives.
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CineVue

The found footage format has been milked to death of late... but here it's used to fully immerse the viewer, ensuring that the characters...
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80

Variety

By Guy Lodge
It’s a film that purists might insist isn’t horror in the strictest sense, though this slow-burning investigation of unseemly goings-on at...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
It makes savvy use of the well-worn found-footage format, modulating its creepy scenario with considerable skill.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
West is a talented director and knows how to build suspense. But here’s a case where the truth wasn’t only stranger than his fiction, it...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The tension fizzles as The Sacrament narrows into predictability, indulging every cliché of found-footage filmmaking and Jonestown-styled...
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63

RogerEbert.com

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West is such a technically accomplished filmmaker, and his cast of semi-regulars so committed to the narrative, that the resultant movie...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
With The Sacrament, director Ti West has bitten off more of a premise than his classically modest barebones approach to horror movies can...
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63

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
West’s film differs from the “Blair Witch” template in that the footage is never actually “found.”
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60

Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
As with all of West’s work this is a good-looking, well acted film shot through with moments of real power, but its conventionality is...
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60

Village Voice

By Rob Staeger
Restaging the 1978 Jonestown massacre for a present-day suspense movie is by most definitions tasteless, although The Sacrament infuses the...
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Rated R | For language, bloody images, disturbing violent content and brief drug use
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