Ordinary Sinner
Ordinary Sinner (2002)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2002
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2003
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Mr. Davis has a lot of ideas, but when it comes to dramatizing them, he is unable to give them an engaging form.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I enjoyed this "coming of age" film, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Plays like a glossy student film that's not quite as insightful or edgy as it thinks it is.

Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice

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.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Oh-so-sensitive indie undone by uninspired direction and script.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

This well-meaning if bland romantic drama plays and looks a lot like a 'special' episode of Dawson's Creek.

Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

This wannabe thriller fails to thrill, and its would-be gay rights message fails to stir.

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Joshua Tanzer

Comes up a little short on emotional impact.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
A superb, slightly over complex film about sexuality in various forms, the nature of truth, and the attempts people make, or don't make, to reconcile their… More