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Sacrifice (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 29 April 2016 (USA)
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After digging up a bizzarly mutilated corpse on her land, physician Tora Hamilton uncovers a lethal connection to ancient pagan rituals.


Peter A. Dowling


Peter A. Dowling (screenplay by), Sharon Bolton (based on the novel "Sacrifice" by) (as S.J. Bolton)





Credited cast:
Radha Mitchell ... Dr. Tora Hamilton
Rupert Graves ... Duncan Guthrie
Ian McElhinney ... D.I. McKie
David Robb ... Richard Guthrie
Hilary Rose ... Janice Shaw
Joanne Crawford ... Sgt. Dana Tulloch
Liam Carney ... Mr. Grey
Conor Mullen ... Stephen Renney
Declan Conlon Declan Conlon ... Stephen Gair
Peter Vollebregt ... Kenn Wickliff
Lesa Thurman ... NY Hospital Nurse
Bernadette Brown ... Caroline Salter
Aron Hegarty ... Officer
Deirdre Monaghan Deirdre Monaghan ... Elspeth Guthrie
Megan Riordan Megan Riordan ... Janet


Sacrifice is the story of consultant surgeon, Tora Hamilton, who moves with her husband, Duncan, to the remote Shetland Islands, 100 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland. Deep in the peat soil around her new home, Tora discovers the body of a young woman with rune marks carved into her skin and a gaping hole where her heart once beat. Ignoring warnings to leave well alone, Tora uncovers terrifying links to a legend that might never have been confined to the pages of the story-books.

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Every life has a price.


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Rupert Graves, who plays Duncan Guthrie, also plays the iconic role of DI Lestrade on the BBC series, Sherlock (2010). See more »


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[last lines]
Dr. Tora Hamilton: Can I ask you something? Did you know about all this?
D.I. McKie: I have daughters.
Dr. Tora Hamilton: They were all somebody's daughter.
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2 May 2016 | by khunkrumarkSee all my reviews

From the start you know this is going to stink when the lead asks her husband of many years "Your father doesn't know you're a diabetic, does he?", when they are IN HIS HOUSE having dinner! Presumably this didn't seem important enough to talk about before!

A nosy American doctor shows up at a remote Scottish island and without delay starts her own full scale murder investigation after she dug up a hole in her garden that uncovers a body! She immediately gets a job at the hospital, too. She must be a helluva doctor!

The bloody awful music tries to give an atmosphere of suspense for the entire 90 minutes... even when there's NOTHING HAPPENING!

The cult elements are never really explored, apart from a few daubings on walls and bodies... which the cops don't seem to think really matter.

Anyone who gets in the way is bumped off and for the cops it's just another day in the office. Happens all the time on these remote islands.

Somehow the house on the top of a mountain seems to have been FLOODED! How the bloody hell did that happen?

The final 20 minutes play out like the worst episode of a 1990's Ruth Rendell crap-fest.

Overall it's just very silly. It is Lifetime TV for people who think that Lifetime TV needs more murders!

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