The Last Sin Eater (2007)

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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: Feb 9, 2007
Box Office: $0.2M
Runtime:
Fox Faith Films - Official Site

Cast

Henry Thomas

as Man of God
Liana Liberato

as Cadi Forbes
Soren Fulton

as Fagan Kai
A.J. Buckley

as Angor Forbes
Peter Wingfield

as Sin Eater
Elizabeth Lackey

as Fia Forbes
Thea Rose

as Lilybet
Kim Myers

as Iona Kai
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick

as Bletsung McLeod
Valerie Wildman

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 9, 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 9, 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

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