Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 13 out of 24
  1. How bad, really, could it be? I couldn't have guessed.
  2. Neither epochal nor epic in its ludicrousness. It's just run-of-the-mill trash.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    It's one bad apple.
  4. 30
    The director belabors every moment, forgetting that pulp tales need to be told quickly, lest the viewer have time to second-guess.
  5. It's too labored and ponderous to qualify as a so-bad-it's-good amusement. Original Sin is merely an old-fashioned bore.
  6. 30
    Aficionados of movies in the so-bad-they're-good category might just revel in this overheated costume melodrama.
  7. 20
    Everything in this film is forgettable, right down to bongos pounding on the soundtrack to indicate a quickening of the pulse.
  8. 20
    Anyone who expects a little drama with their screen sex will have to go elsewhere.
  9. Doesn't even have earnestness going for it -- a tepid, blindly assembled post-noir.
  10. About half a notch above disaster.
  11. Even the lovemaking scenes between two of Hollywood's most attractive stars -- often shot from above, like Cinemax soft porn -- are so unerotic, they make your skin crawl.
  12. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    20
    An early scene inside a theater seems intended to wink at Sin's critics: "Disgusting! Cheap melodrama," a lady sniffs during intermission. It's a neatly reflexive acknowledgement of what we ourselves are watching, but even at that, our filmmaker is praising himself too extravagantly by half.

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