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The Sacrament

HD   R Closed Captioning

Ti West

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About the Movie

Two journalists set out to document their friend's journey to reunite with his estranged sister. They track her to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the remote world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia composed of nearly two hundred members and overseen by a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” It quickly becomes evident to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. Eden Parish harbors a twisted secret. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a fight for survival.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 63
  • Fresh: 39
  • Rotten: 24
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Shifts from the unnerving to the hollow after it becomes evident that Mr. West is more interested in showing how his characters die than how they lived. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Jun 5, 2014

Fresh: A bone-chilling genre piece about religious fanaticism taken to deadly extremes. – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 2, 2014

Fresh: The Sacrament infuses the past with ghoulish immediacy. – Rob Staeger, Village Voice, Jun 3, 2014

Fresh: West's found-footage structure doesn't always entirely make sense, but it's easy to forgive "The Sacrament" its flaws. – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, Jun 26, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Don't drink the Kool-Aid.

An excellent addition to director Ti West's (The House Of The Devil, The Innkeepers)filmography. Rent, and enjoy.

What a waste

I wasted a little over 90 minutes hoping that somehow the filmmakers were going to come up with some new, fictional twist on a retelling of an actual event, the mass suicide at Jonestown. Instead, I witnessed what appeared to be a beginning film student’s thievery of both documentaries and dramatic recreations of the Jonestown massacre without even having the nerve to even reference those or the actual events themselves.

Don’t waste your time or money on this. Do yourself a favor and watch the documentary, "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple,” or even CNN’s special about it, or even the dramatized "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones” (1980) in which Powers Boothe gives an amazing performance as Jim Jones.

Disturbing and breathtaking

I honestly don’t think I took a breath during the final act of this film. This is a magnificent thriller (not horror in any sense) and another wonderful addition to Ti West’s filmography. Try and watch it uninterrupted. Breaking the tension will ruin the experience for you!

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2014

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