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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

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.

I thought stealing was bad?

Jones Town knock off…I guess no one can tell an original story anymore.

Waste of 10 bucks

This is a complete rip off from the true life tragedy at Jonestown in 1978. The few “creative” additions do nothing to disguise a story anyone born after 1994 or so will clearly remember. We know what happened, so we know what will happen in this story. What’s the point? I kept thinking there would be a surprise twist to and OLD, well known story. No such luck. Oh, and a lot of bad dialogue, too. If you are young enough to not remember the REAL Jonestown and you like weird stuff where a lot of innocent, defenseless people die a painful death, give it a try.

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The Sacrament
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2014

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