Original Sin 2001

Original Sin

Critics Consensus

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

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Luis (Antonio Banderas) and Julia (Angelina Jolie) are bound together first by matrimony, and then, by fierce love and desire. But the closer Luis becomes to Julia, the more enigmatic she seems to be. For Luis, the loneliness which led to love becomes a passion which transcends reason and defies convention, as he and Julia engage in a dangerous dance that takes them across the landscape of Cuba, into obsession, eroticism... and perhaps even murder.

Cast & Crew

Antonio Banderas
Luis Antonio Vargas
Angelina Jolie
Julia Russell, Bonny Castle
Thomas Jane
Billy, Walter Downs, Mephisto
Jack Thompson
Alan Jordan
Gregory Itzin
Colonel Worth
Allison Mackie
Augusta Jordan
James Haven
Faust, on Stage
Cornell Woolrich
Writer (Novel)
Michael Cristofer
Writer (Screenplay)
Sheldon Abend
Executive Producer
David Hoberman
Executive Producer
Ashok Amritraj
Executive Producer
Michael S. Glick
Line Producer
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Critic Reviews for Original Sin

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (80)

Audience Reviews for Original Sin

  • Aug 29, 2012
    "You cannot walk away from love." Original Sin is an erotic thriller with a convoluted plot and one-dimensional characters. The story follows a businessman who becomes obsessed with a woman who posed as his mail-order bride, but turned out to be an impostor with a mysterious and dangerous past. The film stars Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, and Thomas Jane, but none of them have particularly good onscreen chemistry. Additionally, the storytelling is especially poor; though it tries to be clever, it's unable to build much suspense or tension. Original Sin has a fair amount of mystery and intrigue, but it's poorly executed and unsatisfying.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2012
    Melodramatic to a fault, sluggishly paced, edited poorly, and badly written, Original Sin has a lot going against it. As an erotic thriller, or, more accurately, an extremely erotic thriller, it works because of the chemistry between Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. Though they aren't given much to work with, their physical presence brings enough weight to the screen to make it watchable. The strong cinematography also helps gloss over the other technical weaknesses. Plenty of issues to be had, but somehow it still comes out slightly ahead. 3/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2011
    Though Angelina Jolie is stunning and commanding in her role, she cannot make up for the over-dramatic, wishy-washy writing and lackluster, half-assed performances from Jane and Banderas.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2011
    The first half of the movie is way too smutty, but it gets interesting in the other half and although some things should have been better explained, it was still an okay "thriller", so to speak. Antonio Banderas is a real eye-candy in this movie which was the real reason I watched the movie in the first place xD. So, okay "thriller" with a few flaws over the story and a bit too smutty, but hey, Antonio Banderas for the girls and Angelina Jolie for the boys, everyone should be happy...in theory.
    Andreia C Super Reviewer

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