The Sacrament

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Dec 10, 2013
    15
    Ti West’s pointless new film The Sacrament, an exercise in talking loud and saying nothing, isn’t just bad, it’s infuriating.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 8, 2016
    6
    A slow burning found-footage movie shot documentary style about an ominous reclusive religious group. It's predictable as all hell, but fansA slow burning found-footage movie shot documentary style about an ominous reclusive religious group. It's predictable as all hell, but fans of lingering suspense and creepy cults will get exactly what they're looking for in The Sacrament. Full Review »
  2. Mar 3, 2016
    5
    I had no problem with the pace of The Sacrament and, in fact, Ti West does a good job setting a steady pace and really building tension. Heck,I had no problem with the pace of The Sacrament and, in fact, Ti West does a good job setting a steady pace and really building tension. Heck, some sequences are truly unsettling and hard to watch. I even liked the found footage element of this one and I am typically lukewarm about it. That being said, The Sacrament lacks true scares and though it can create an unsettling atmosphere, it rarely delivers on this tension in the way it seemed to be trying to build up to. Thus, the lack of true scares holds this one back. That being said, it is well acted, well shot, and pretty well directed. The film feels authentic and that is what can really mess with you at times and it really fits into the documentary-style it is going for. That being said, The Sacrament is just not scary and though a compelling watch, do not expect to be scared by this one. Full Review »
  3. Jan 30, 2016
    0
    Horrible boring.Horrible boring. Boring,boring,boring,boring,boring.boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring. Full Review »