The Sacrament
The Sacrament (2014)

From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (The House of the Devil) and master of horror Eli Roth (Hostel), THE SACRAMENT follows two journalists as they set out to document their friend's journey to find his missing sister. They travel to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: June 6, 2014
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2014
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it may be a bit too slow for some, The Sacrament offers enough tense atmosphere and intriguing ideas to satisfy discerning horror buffs.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

West's found-footage structure doesn't always entirely make sense, but it's easy to forgive "The Sacrament" its flaws.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

The Sacrament may not be a good movie, but it has enough virtues - enough gripping, well-put-together moments - that it made me reconsider my opinion of West as a director.

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Ethan Vestby
The Film Stage

Genuinely creepy and upsetting, the picture showcases West's ability to make even a tired subgenre marginally fresh.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The first half is a cautiously dread-inducing tour de force... The second half, however, when all hell breaks loose a little too quickly, is the disappointment.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

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

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Scott Weinberg

What some may see as "slow and uneventful storytelling" I see as "subtle and masterfully sustained suspense."

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Everything that happens is what you'd expect, and the choice of subject and the modifications West has made to the generic conventions don't add much to the suspense or thrills.

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Glenn Kenny

Gives enough unsettling atmosphere and upsetting gut-level shock that this viewer didn't mind too much all the stuff he wasn't getting ...

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Although this film is classified in the horror genre, it plays more like a suspenseful drama. This film shows that director Ti West has the potential to move beyond the horror genre, as so many other directors have done before him.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Ti West is usually a competent director but he shows in this sloppy and horribly edited movie that he doesn't seem to understand at all how the found… More
Gimly M.
A more sensitive man than I would probably have been offended enough to write The Sacrament off entirely. Personally, I'm not one for judging art from a… More
Mark Beckford
This is a disturbing movie, which for fans of edgy filmmaking, makes it a very interesting movie. It is not really a horror film. It should really say… More
Jesse Ortega
I was a bit on the fence with this film prior to watching it. Both of Ti West's feature films that I've reviewed here I've enjoyed greatly. His… More
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Marjeez y
Ti West is one of the best horror directors today so I can't wait.