Original Sin (2001)



Critic Consensus: Laughably melodramatic, Original Sin features bad acting, bad dialogue, and bad plotting.

Movie Info

A noir mystery set in the exotic world of Cuba in the late 1800s. Luis Antonio Vargas, a wealthy coffee merchant, arranges a marriage through the mail but discovers that the woman who arrives to share his house is an imposter with an eye on his fortune. When he arrives at the docks to meet Julia Russell, he is amazed to find that she is not the simple woman he was expecting. Though happier than he ever imagined, the surprises continue until the story takes a fateful turn. This is the story about … More

Rating: R (for strong sexual content and some violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Cristofer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 26, 2002
Box Office: $15.1M


as Luis Vargas

as Julia Russell/Bonny ...

as Billy/Walter Downs

as Alan Jordan

as Col. Worth

as Augusta Jordan

as Emily Russell

as Jorge Cortés

as Cuban Priest

as Cuban Priest

as Stage Manager

as Dressmaker Girl

as Margareta

as Prostitute

as Ship's Captain

as Ship's Waiter

as Ship's Stewardess

as French Dining Stewar...

as French Dining Stewar...

as Bell Boy

as Mr. Gutiérrez

as Card Player

as Card Player

as Card Player

as Train Station Man

as Chief Jailer

as Gentleman in Morocco

as Gentleman in Morocco
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Critic Reviews for Original Sin

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (31)

High on lust and low on logic, the preposterous Original Sin is an erotic thriller that evokes more laughs than sweat.

Full Review… | August 9, 2001
New York Observer
Top Critic

The movie is all posture, cliché, and editing-room Spackle.

Full Review… | August 7, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Though written and directed by a Pulitzer Prize winner, Original Sin is better known as the picture in which a naked Angelina Jolie (by then a certified Oscar winner) and Antonio Banderas do the horizontal mambo. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | July 5, 2011
Groucho Reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this movie was.

Full Review… | June 10, 2002
Goatdog's Movies

Um melodrama que tenta esconder sua vulgaridade atrás de uma aura de falso refinamento.

May 30, 2002
Cinema em Cena

...the only sin committed was by the filmmakers producing the movie in the first place.

March 31, 2002
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Original Sin

it has one of the most passionate dialogue of lovemaking:


Veronique Kwak

Super Reviewer

When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is,is a con artist who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love...
starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie..

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

The story idea was interesting but the movie was pretty slow. There was a little too much skin in the flick for me. It seemed that all the relationships in the movie were based all on the sexual aspect.
I wanted to like the flick as I like both of the main characters but it really wasn't for me.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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