The Sinners

critic Reviews

, 53% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    Paige's debut might resonate with a younger audience, but it otherwise unravels at the slightest tug of its plot threads. It prefers to tell over show; expect major plot beats to unveil through lengthy exposition dumps that still don't bring clarity.
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    Anne T. DonahueGlobe and Mail
    With so much story to tell and so many characters to root for (or against), we could use a deep dive into the risks of unchecked misogyny.
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    Ellen E JonesGuardian
    At least The Sinners' sexy-schoolgirl-corpse aesthetic - part Twin Peaks, part Ariana Grande music video - is too ineptly executed to truly offend.
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    Deirdre CrimminsC-Ville (VA)
    Director and co-writer Courtney Paige does her best to spin all of this into a high school thriller à la Agatha Christie, however the overall experience of watching The Sinners is disjointed and tedious.
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    Stephanie ArcherFilm Inquiry
    The Sinners is a deeply layered and nuanced film that finds as much strength in what is not discussed as in what is.
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    Joey KeoghWicked Horror
    The Sinners is a bit rough around the edges, slightly unfocused, and too densely plotted at times but there's plenty of style and slickness to it also and the performances each herald major stars on the rise.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    The Sinners commits the cardinal cinematic sin of not grabbing the audience's attention.
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    Abbie BernsteinAssignment X
    We can respect its ambition and its visual artistry, but its unevenness is a drawback.
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    Heidy MoralesHye's Musings
    The Sinners has other things to offer aside the Jawbreaker-like plot. For starters, the great cinematography by Stirling Bancroft; as well as, the work of composer Holly Amber Church whose atmospheric score complements the film quite well.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    [It's] definitely not a horror classic on the level of director David Fincher's 1995 film Seven, another macabre thriller with the seven deadly sins as its theme. As far as slasher films go, The Sinners can be considered slightly better than most.
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