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Ordinary Sinner Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 25, 2003
I enjoyed this "coming of age" film, but for all the wrong reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 14, 2003
This well-meaning if bland romantic drama plays and looks a lot like a 'special' episode of Dawson's Creek.
| Original Score: 2/4
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
February 17, 2003
Comes up a little short on emotional impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
February 11, 2003
Hiding its poverty of imagination under a layer of simpleminded social criticism, Davis's directorial debut lurches unconvincingly from self-congratulatory polemic to bereavement melodrama to Hardy Boys mystery.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
February 13, 2003
Mr. Davis has a lot of ideas, but when it comes to dramatizing them, he is unable to give them an engaging form.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
February 14, 2003
Well intentioned but unfocused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
February 22, 2003
Oh-so-sensitive indie undone by uninspired direction and script.
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
March 27, 2003
Plays like a glossy student film that's not quite as insightful or edgy as it thinks it is.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 27, 2003
While Ordinary Sinner manages to capture the sense of confusion and uncertainty a young man experiences at a crossroads in his life, it is a slack and preachy business that never comes to grips with its underlying theme of homophobia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 11, 2003
This wannabe thriller fails to thrill, and its would-be gay rights message fails to stir.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Westal
Film Threat
February 5, 2003
Not exactly 'good' but -- like a TV movie you want to switch off but can't -- it's too involving to completely dismiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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