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Sacrifice Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice Nick Schager

    Chen's attention to character over spectacle pays minimal dividends and is compounded by the fact that his battles - full of standard-issue slow motion and hacked-off limbs - are as dull as an overused blade.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Sacrifice is mostly a melodrama concerned with deception, betrayal and just what makes a family. It is handsomely done and well-acted, but it lacks real energy or purpose.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    It's tough to care about characters who spend most of their lives obsessing over the violent deaths of others.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Leslie Felperin

    Sacrifice is practically a chamber piece, and duly draws its strength from its performances, especially those of Ge and Wang.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    In Sacrifice, about a father who loses his son to the power of the state, it is difficult to miss the parallels with Chen's own life.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Chen's direction is his most staid yet, but the riveting story speaks for itself.

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