Sacrifice

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jul 25, 2012
    88
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Jul 26, 2012
    75
    Ultimately, the film works because the doctor's relationship with the general - and both of their relationships with the doctor's young boy - is just as complicated as the action-packed coup.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Weber
    Jul 23, 2012
    63
    A historical melodrama that retains an ancient, elemental pull even as it insufficiently charts motivation and the self-denying values of antiquity.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Jul 25, 2012
    75
    Chen can't seem to decide whether he's making a fable or something more down-to-earth, but Sacrifice works either way, if not both at once.
  5. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    Jan 12, 2011
    90
    Chen's direction is his most staid yet, but the riveting story speaks for itself.
  6. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Jul 23, 2012
    70
    Sacrifice is practically a chamber piece, and duly draws its strength from its performances, especially those of Ge and Wang.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    2
    i believe that fully 60% of all chinese movies are what they call "sweeping dramas" or "epic dramas." why is that? it all gets to be a biti believe that fully 60% of all chinese movies are what they call "sweeping dramas" or "epic dramas." why is that? it all gets to be a bit much sometimes, don't you think? i wish they would stop taking themselves so seriously...lighten up, for god's sake. which pretty much is the sum total of my feelings on this movie. that, and i'm a Bigbig Fan of Bingbing Fan. Full Review »