The Sinner: Season 2 (2018)



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


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Air date: Aug 1, 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 (30) | 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…
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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…
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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…

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…

Focusing on a different crime, The Sinner ventures out of the source book and into original storytelling territory. Oh, and Carrie Coon stars.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sinner: Season 2

Absolutely riveting ���������

It was a really captivating and edge of your seat thriller/drama but they failed in the ending by making it a Disney ending. The blueprint for the show is now obvious: someone commits gruesome murder(s) and by the end is given the easiest route out due to unforeseen circumstances. It was nice after season 1 because we all rooted for Jessica Biel... but in season 2 it felt ridiculous. The kid doesn't go to jail and gets out of a home in 3 years. Vera doesn't get charged with anything even though she was part of the abuses and crimes of the cult, she kidnapped her child during the amber alert and she extorted someone for over a decade. Get real. She gets nothing for all that. That's why I hated the ending of this show. Grow some balls, skip the Disney ending and have some actual consequences for the people who commit crimes (especially murder). Nut like I said it was still thoroughly entertaining and captivating for the most part so it still gets 3.5*.

Brilliant as always, not as good as season1, but still lived up to the expectations for me. Slow at times, but then Season1 raised the bar with its relentless story & scene

It a good series I don't know that it a series or movie but it good I want to see it

Even better than season 1!

First ever review on this website. It's a very captivating season many twists in the story with character plots unraveling with every episode, It has you questioning who are the bad eggs in the small town, and the community that Julian was raised in. You have a lot of character development, especially in the case of Julian who is a very confused traumatised individual. My only issue in the season, is why did the ending feel rushed ? There was a lot of guilty characters including Julian's none biological mother, I believe she should have been prosecuted for abduction with a cargo ship full of evidence against her from the role she played in the cult community. The chief policeman should have been sacked for withholding evidence and many more of the community of te town should have been on trial. I feel maybe there needed to be more closure because Julian was a product of multiple crimes, including his conception.

Loved it. Suspenseful, unpredictable at times, great script, great acting. The whole package. I made assumptions about the ending, and got it wrong. That's a good thing. I give this season a 4.5 like the first season.

Very shocking ant interesting sequence of details that began opening like a puzzle, a psychological drama. Very strong content

Again great plot like season 1. However I preferred season 1 over this as I felt it was darker and there were more twists and turns.

Intense! Very well done.

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