HORROR DVD/BLU-RAY REVIEWS

Search by title # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SACRIFICE
Download Movie
Reviewed by: Ryan Doom

Directed by: Damian Lee

Starring:
Cuba Gooding Jr
Devon Bostick
and Christian Slater

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
Tough undercover cop Gooding is dealing with tragic death of his wife and child. Slater is a priest who is having trouble in the church. Their paths cross when a criminal attempts to change his ways. Then the “Sacrifice” begins.
Is it good movie?
Oh, Cuba. What the hell do you think you’re doing? I know people have said this before, but it’s tough to watch someone who won an Oscar, someone who had so much charisma and charm, develop into nothing. I’ve caught a few of his direct to DVD films lately, and on each one I walk away with the same feeling. Poor Cuba. He looks depressed in his movies, like he knows what he’s doing is shit but just can’t help himself. Like a crack head who keeps sparking up. Or fat guy who keeps returning to McDs like it’s a homing beacon.

With Sacrifice, Cuba’s depressed look fits right in. Dude looks tired, and based on his character’s dead family, he has a right to be. The problem is Cuba doesn’t really offer anything knew to the role of the depressed drunken cop, the rebel who doesn’t play by the rules. He broods, he drinks, he grumbles. Seen that a few times before. The DVD cover makes it look like an action flick, but that’s not the case. This be a drama here…and writer/director Damian Lee does a pretty good job creating a complex and interesting story with mostly believable problems. However, the movie can’t pull of the complexity based on the acting and execution. The thing looks and plays cheap. In particular, Slater looks like he showed up a few minutes before production started and was ready to go as soon as “cut” was yelled. That hurts a movie. Of course, I guess I can’t really blame the actors. If they were paid poorly or knew this was headed for Redbox, I guess I wouldn’t run full speed either.
Video / Audio
Video: A crisp and clear Widescreen presentation.

Audio: Presented with the power of 5.1 Surround.
The Extras
Behind the Scenes: Nothing really new here. The name of the feature says it all, doesn’t it?
Last Call
It’s a cheap movie with Cuba and Christian. I don’t think anyone really needs a review to persuade on this one, but it case you do, I’d recommend saving your time. Unless you’re like really bored. I mean like bed-ridden.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Mistress Of The Week

More
Dawson, Rosario