Original Sin
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A noir mystery set in the exotic world of Cuba in the late 1800s. Luis Antonio Vargas, a wealthy coffee merchant, arranges a marriage through the mail but discovers that the woman who arrives to share his house is an imposter with an eye on his fortune. When he arrives at the docks to meet Julia Russell, he is amazed to find that she is not the simple woman he was expecting. Though happier than he ever imagined, the surprises continue until the story takes a fateful turn. This is the story about the dangerous and sometimes lethal power of love.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"High on lust and low on logic, the preposterous Original Sin is an erotic thriller that evokes more laughs than sweat."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Cable fare masquerading as a theatrical feature because of its high-profile cast."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Though written and directed by a Pulitzer Prize winner, Original Sin is better known as the picture in which a naked Angelina Jolie (by then a certified Oscar winner) and Antonio Banderas do the horizontal mambo. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"...the only sin committed was by the filmmakers producing the movie in the first place."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A ridiculous story about how far people will go to maintain possession of an especially phenomenal f**k."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The movie is all posture, cliché, and editing-room Spackle."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Suggests unintentional self-parody from the get-go."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this movie was."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"What we have here is simply an erotic thriller with so many melodramatic turns, it eventually becomes laughable."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"The only sin committed here is the cardinal one of boring us to tears."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC.com
"A textbook case of a movie that would have been better had it been worse."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Aficionados of movies in the so-bad-they're-good category might just revel in this overheated costume melodrama."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Um melodrama que tenta esconder sua vulgaridade atrás de uma aura de falso refinamento."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Cristofer takes liberties with the novel's downbeat ending and tacks on a happily ever after coda that seems more in keeping with something made under the studio system ..."
‑ Ted Murphy, Baseline.Hollywood.com
"El candente verano nos trae en su cierre a Angelina Jolie y Antonio Banderas en una película con la promesa de una fuerte carga erótica ..."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
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