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Sacrifice

  • Rated NR
  • HD and SD formats available

action & adventure


For generations, the Zhao family has wielded power until their mortal enemy TU'AN GU (Wang Xue Qi) slaughtered the entire Zhao clan determined to wipe out their influence forever.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    71%
  • Audience Score
    52%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    71%
    reviews counted: 12
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  • Audience

    52%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) cowrote and directed, and his talent for psychological drama isn't really suited to this sort of broad, mythic storytelling.

- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fresh: The film combines rip-snorting action, crisp editing and juicy performances in a thoroughly entertaining package.

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rotten: Kaige's historical epic favors drama over action (though he doesn't skimp on violence ...), yet everything moves like it's on wuxia autopilot.

- David Fear, Time Out New York, Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A heart-wrenching, and brilliant story, with incredible acting. For drama lovers, not action lovers...even though there was plenty enough of that for me, too. I had no idea that this was directed by the same man (Kaige Chen) that was responsible for The Emperor and the Assassin, and Farewell My Concubine...both excellent movies. No wonder I enjoyed this so much. :)

- itsjustme2004, Sunday, October 6, 2013

4 stars

A heart-wrenching, and brilliant story, with incredible acting. For drama lovers, not action lovers...even though there was plenty enough of that for me, too. I had no idea that this was directed by the same man (Kaige Chen) that was responsible for The Emperor and the Assassin, and Farewell My Concubine...both excellent movies. No wonder I enjoyed this so much. :)

- itsjustme2004, Sunday, October 6, 2013

4 stars

A heart-wrenching, and brilliant story, with incredible acting. For drama lovers, not action lovers...even though there was plenty enough of that for me, too. I had no idea that this was directed by the same man (Kaige Chen) that was responsible for The Emperor and the Assassin, and Farewell My Concubine...both excellent movies. No wonder I enjoyed this so much. :)

- itsjustme2004, Sunday, October 6, 2013