The Sinner: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2
The Sinner

Critics Consensus

In its second season, The Sinner establishes itself as an engrossing why-dunnit thriller series with staying power.



Critic Ratings: 31


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1244
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Air date: Aug 1, 2018
Air date: Aug 8, 2018
Air date: Aug 15, 2018
Air date: Aug 22, 2018
Air date: Aug 29, 2018
Air date: Sep 5, 2018
Air date: Sep 12, 2018
Air date: Sep 19, 2018

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In Season 2 of the drama series, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) goes back to his small hometown to investigate the murder of a couple by their 11-year-old son. As he tries to figure out why the boy would commit such a crime, it becomes clear that the town is hiding some very dark secrets that people will do anything in their power to protect. While attempting to bring these secrets to light, he also meets Vera (Carrie Coon), who might hold the key to understanding everything that's going on.

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Critic Reviews for The Sinner Season 2

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

For young Elisha Henig's acting chops, no praise is high enough.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season Two has only just begun its twists and turns. But so far, so good, with ample possibilities still in play while Harry's head tries to stay in the game.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 2 has enough going on it could spin off the rails, but the mere fact it has so much working for it thus far is a big win for everyone involved. The Sinner is no one-hit wonder.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Some of the storytelling feels less refined than last year... but the cast is again strong enough that The Sinner could again be an addictive summer distraction right when we need it.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

An intelligent thriller and a satisfying watch.

Jul 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The Sinner sets up a more immediately thrilling psychological mystery with the premiere of its second season.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

As played by Natalie Paul, [Heather] is a striking presence and there are arresting performances, too, from Tracy Letts as her father and from Carrie the cult leader who claims to be Julian's mother.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show continues to thrill with its ability to deceive viewers into believing they know where the story is headed. They don't.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

At least we got to watch husband and wife Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon balance each other as complementary characters.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a middling, dour season of television without an ounce of humor or pathos, a fairly straightforward procedural thriller without much in the way of thrills.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sinner: Season 2

  • 2d ago
    Yes. it was better than the first one.
  • 3d ago
    Excellent story line and superb acting!
  • Aug 15, 2019
    "Cora" was amazing! But... The second season- not as good... It was too sci-fi and weird. You lost me on the second one. Hopefully the 3rd is as good as the first and not a repeat of the second one...I look forward to watching it to find out! Don't fail me Jessica!
  • Aug 15, 2019
    This season is about 1 case and it has interesting plot twists. I had a hard time turning this show off to get some sleep.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    It was okay. The boy didn't have to do what he did and everyone seemed to forget how horrible what he did was.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    I am not sure why I was thinking the second season would build on season 1, but I did. I made it to episode 4 and was not interested and found myself fast forwarding. Same old thing and just really slow! Wish it had more of a carry through....
  • Aug 12, 2019
    its really good from the story to the ending its all good. I liked everything about it except the cast.
  • Aug 10, 2019
    amazing. as usual, the Sinner just keeps getting better every episode as it pulls you into its spider web of mysteries, questions and clues.
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Like the first season, the show is completely lacking in momentum. Every character is a miserable tortured soul, though the audience is kept in the dark as to why. The "plot" consists of revealing why, exactly, the main characters are so miserable over the course of 10 episodes. Sorry, but I don't understand why this show gets good is a chore, pure drudgery, to watch.
  • Aug 03, 2019
    5 episodes in a row. I couldn't look away!

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