The Sinner: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Smartly unpredictable and led by powerful performances from a talented cast, the darkly compelling The Sinner sinks its hooks in fast and doesn't let go.


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Air date: Aug 2, 2017
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Season 1 of the drama series opens with Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), a young mother, stabbing a man to death with no apparent motive and without later being able to remember committing the crime. Detectives Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) and Dan Leroy (Dohn Norwood) are assigned to the case, but while Dan considers it open-and-shut due to several people witnessing the murder, Harry is convinced there must be something more going on and decides to continue the investigation on his own.

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Critic Reviews for The Sinner Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (17)

The television version of a page-turner, as you inch forward in your seat, waiting to see where it goes next.

Jul 31, 2017 | Full Review…

It's anything but breezy entertainment on a network where ill winds now blow. Even so, Pullman and Biel are solidly in charge of their pivotal roles.

Jul 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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[Given] Biel's committed, evocative turn, and the sure-handed direction of Antonio Campos, our interest is piqued enough to dig deeper.

Apr 28, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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My beef is that no matter how watchable it is -- and it is: slickly shot, nicely edgy ambient score, all manner of unexpected twists and turns -- you do feel a bit sullied and exploited afterwards.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Crucially, this first season wasn't very good, its intriguing storyline gradually undone by revelations and plot twists that, for me anyway, became increasingly far-fetched.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The Sinner played the sneaky but satisfying trick of leading the viewer towards what they thought were obvious answers, only to open up a new path at the last minute.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

This first season is essential viewing for crime fans who like their horses dark and their waters still.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Really, it's only so damn good because of Biel. You won't see her in the same light again.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

In eight episodes, what the show did well was to establish a running sense of dread, set up questions that got answered -- sort of -- but set up new questions, until even the finest mystery buffs had to be scratching their heads in confusion.

Aug 13, 2018 | Full Review…

After one episode, you'll happily want to skip the beach to stay home and watch the show you can't help but become obsessed with.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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