The Last Sin Eater (2007)



Critic Consensus: This earnest Christian parable is undone by its pompous dialogue and cheap FX.

Movie Info

Michael Landon Jr. directs this period drama set in 1850s Appalachia and concerning a young girl who carries a crushing burden. Ten-year-old Cadi Forbes' (Liana Liberato) sister has died as the result of a tragic accident, and now the surviving sibling can't help feeling somewhat responsible for her sister's untimely death. Desperate to shake the guilt she feels and absolve her dearly departed kin from her Earthly sins, Cadi seeks out the assistance of the one person rumored to have the power of … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, and some intense sequences of violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 15, 2007
Box Office: $0.2M
Fox Faith Films - Official Site



as Miz Elda

as Man of God

as Cadi Forbes

as Fagan Kai

as Angor Forbes

as Sin Eater

as Fia Forbes

as Lilybet

as Iona Kai

as Bletsung McLeod

as Gervase O'Dara
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Critic Reviews for The Last Sin Eater

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (15)

Squanders its good intentions with its numbingly bloated 140-minute running time.

February 15, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Unfortunately for God-fearing youths in desperate need of counseling on the horrors of sin-eating, [Cadi's] spiritual awakening will likely put audiences to sleep.

Full Review… | February 10, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

The Last Sin Eater is close to nature and boasts many of the elements we expect from solid family entertainment, albeit with tragic overtones that keep the story grounded in a rich emotional context.

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

It has the same dramatic flatness of Love's Abiding Joy, which was made by the same filmmakers. Frankly, these folks are more suited to the Hallmark Channel.

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

What should be a simple parable of redemption takes nearly an unforgivable 2 1/2 hours.

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The special effects look like they were executed on somebody's laptop.

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Last Sin Eater


Fox Family Films has nothing but great films and this is another one, Great for ages 12-99. Ranks up there with the movie a Night with the King. You will not be sorry you get this one

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Between the terrible production quality and the even more terrible score, I just could not sit through this. It went nowhere in the time I spent trying to watch it, and I just did not care how it ended. Don't waste your time.


NOT your typical sappy cookie-cutter Christian flick. VERY well written script, great acting and directing.

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