Original Sin
Original Sin (2001)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 3, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Laughably melodramatic, Original Sin features bad acting, bad dialogue, and bad plotting.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

High on lust and low on logic, the preposterous Original Sin is an erotic thriller that evokes more laughs than sweat.

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James Berardinelli

Cable fare masquerading as a theatrical feature because of its high-profile cast.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The movie is all posture, cliché, and editing-room Spackle.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Suggests unintentional self-parody from the get-go.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this movie was.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A textbook case of a movie that would have been better had it been worse.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Aficionados of movies in the so-bad-they're-good category might just revel in this overheated costume melodrama.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Um melodrama que tenta esconder sua vulgaridade atrás de uma aura de falso refinamento.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Veronique Kwak
it has one of the most passionate dialogue of lovemaking: WHEN I'M WITH YOU, I'M SOMEONE ELSE...SOMEONE MORE LIKE MYSELF.
danny d
this was one of the films that helped put jolie on the map. she was great because she always is, and the story had slight moments where it was interesting, but… More
♥Robyn M♥
When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he… More
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Jason Spencer
The story idea was interesting but the movie was pretty slow. There was a little too much skin in the flick for me. It seemed that all the relationships in… More
Hogans Hero
I love me some Angelina and Banderas. This was a torrid love affair with a interesting 2nd half.