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Original Sin Reviews

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James Berardinelli
August 6, 2001
Cable fare masquerading as a theatrical feature because of its high-profile cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ted Murphy
December 21, 2001
Cristofer takes liberties with the novel's downbeat ending and tacks on a happily ever after coda that seems more in keeping with something made under the studio system ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 2, 2001
The situation is unbelievable, the characters are laughable, and the dialogue is exploding all over the place like an overripe peach.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
November 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Eric D. Snider
August 3, 2001
A dull, languid film full of unsurprising plot twists and ludicrous soap opera-style melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brian Orndorf
November 12, 2001
| Original Score: 2/10
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 3, 2001
Cristofer sabotages his movie by killing most of the suspense and robbing it of logic.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 3, 2001
[Cristofer] presents it like one of those late-night HBO softcore flicks that tries to be 'artistic' and fails miserably.
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
August 3, 2001
One the most laugh-out-loud funny movies I've seen all year. However, it's not being billed as a comedy.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
August 6, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rob Blackwelder
August 3, 2001
Director Michael Christofer falls victim to the frivolous trappings of...pulp carnality, letting the tawdry get the better of him...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 31, 2002
...the only sin committed was by the filmmakers producing the movie in the first place.
| Original Score: 3/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Um melodrama que tenta esconder sua vulgaridade atrás de uma aura de falso refinamento.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 2, 2001
[Cristofer] gets the look of art but not the pulse.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
August 2, 2001
The actors have so little chemistry delivering tired dialogue that the sluggish direction by Michael Cristofer ... is merely the final insult.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 2, 2001
Banderas' and Jolie's characters are not recognizably human. They are engineered to fit the mechanics of plot.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
August 2, 2001
If it had more panache, it would tumble into the infamous so-bad-it's-good category, but that's too positive a label for this sad-sack saga.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 2, 2001
The film aspires to Hitchcock ... but it comes off like one of those soft-core Red Shoe Diaries flicks you see on cable TV.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
August 2, 2001
We haven't had this much tawdry fun since Pia Zadora and Bo Derek's heydays.
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