The Shetland Mysteries.)
Release Date: April 29th.
Written by: Sharon Bolton and Peter A. Dowling.
Directed by: Peter A. Dowling.
Starring: Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves, Ian McElhinney, and David Robb.
Sacrifice is based on a popular book of the same name by S.A. Bolton, and so we went into it expecting the movie to be something special.
I mean, all of those book readers can't be wrong, right?
|[COFFEE INTAKE INTENSIFIES]|
|THAT'S NO HORSE!|
|SHE'S ON THE SNEAK.|
By the time the movie ended, we were convinced that the producers knew that the movie didn't turn out all that great, and that they just pieced together whatever footage they had to try recoup some of the money that they spent on its production. The ending scene is the perfect example of this: ***ENDING SPOILERS*** After all is said and done, two characters are standing there surveying a crime scene, having a discussion about what happened, and one of them says "They were all someone's daughter!" Then, there's a 5-second shot of a car driving away, and the credits roll; credits which oddly only took a minute or so to scroll by. ***END SPOILERS***
This movie was just too busy, didn't focus and build on the interesting parts of the story, and it was plagued by some bad dialogue and ridiculous character motivation.
|SHE WAS A QT THOUGH.|
Catch this one for free on Netflix or Cable (when it gets there), if you really feel compelled to see it.
Sacrifice is on VOD now.
Radha Mitchell has been one of our faves since Pitch Black.