Sacrifice (I) (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  26 April 2011 (USA)
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A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hebron
Father Porter
Zion Forest Lee ...
Rook (as Zion Forrest)
Jake Simons ...
Gary Diamond
Hannah Chantée ...
Noelle Hebron (as Hannah Van Herten)
Adrian Langley ...
Stacey Martin ...
Lyon (as Peter Dillon)


A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,243 (USA) (27 July 2012)


$27,899 (USA) (3 August 2012)

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Sluggish and uninvolving
6 May 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Was there anyone really clamoring for a reuniting of Cuba Gooding Jr. and Christian Slater, especially considering their previous team-up ("Lies & Illusions") was one of the worst direct-to-DVD movies of recent years? To make matters worse, this production is not only Canadian, but it's written and directed by one of Canada's worst filmmakers (Damian Lee). To be fair, the end results are somewhat better than "Lies & Illusions". For a cheap Canadian movie, the visual look of the movie is slicker and more expensive-looking that you might think. And it's nice to see a Canadian movie actually set in Canada (though at times the movie seems reluctant to admit that fact.) But overall, the movie is very forgettable. The combination of Lee's bad direction and inadequate screenplay make a number of moments in the movie somewhat incoherent. Gooding's performance is nothing special, and Slater is unconvincing and unintentionally amusing playing a priest. The movie isn't aggressively bad, but it creeps along at a sluggish pace because there simply isn't enough story here.

Come on, Cuba and Christian! I know you've screwed up your careers enough to be now stuck in direct-to-DVD productions, but surely you could still find better scripts than this! Sure, I know you have bills to pay, but you could at least volunteer your services for a great director's independent film between making schlock like this.

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