Ordinary Sinner
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A young man struggles to sort out his feelings and his future as a wave of intolerance sweeps through a college town in this drama. Peter Thompson (Brendan P. Hines) was a student at a seminary studying to be an Episcopalian minister, until a tragic incident involving another student caused him to question his faith and his calling. Peter moves to a college town in Vermont, where he gets a job in a pizza joint run by Mike (Peter Onorati), and reconnects with Father Ed (A. Martinez), a gruff but caring streetwise priest who had been Peter's mentor. Peter also renews his friendship with a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While Ordinary Sinner manages to capture the sense of confusion and uncertainty a young man experiences at a crossroads in his life, it is a slack and preachy business that never comes to grips with its underlying theme of homophobia."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Mr. Davis has a lot of ideas, but when it comes to dramatizing them, he is unable to give them an engaging form."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"I enjoyed this "coming of age" film, but for all the wrong reasons."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Well intentioned but unfocused."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Plays like a glossy student film that's not quite as insightful or edgy as it thinks it is."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"Hiding its poverty of imagination under a layer of simpleminded social criticism, Davis's directorial debut lurches unconvincingly from self-congratulatory polemic to bereavement melodrama to Hardy Boys mystery."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice
"Oh-so-sensitive indie undone by uninspired direction and script."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Not exactly 'good' but -- like a TV movie you want to switch off but can't -- it's too involving to completely dismiss."
‑ Bob Westal, Film Threat
"This well-meaning if bland romantic drama plays and looks a lot like a 'special' episode of Dawson's Creek."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"This wannabe thriller fails to thrill, and its would-be gay rights message fails to stir."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Comes up a little short on emotional impact."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
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