The Last Sin Eater Synopsis
An Appalachian girl searches for someone who can remove the guilt she feels over her sister's death.
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The New York Times

Handsomely produced, earnestly performed and 100 percent irony-free, The Last Sin Eater is religious art for mainstream consumption.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The Last Sin Eater has a specific audience in its sights, one that doesn't mind the film's characters having their problems solved by the...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The voice-over narration is obvious, but overall the message is integrated into an unusual story that's enhanced by Liberato's and Fulton's...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Folks wanting to hear the usual New Testament message will be pleased; others may feel that the tension dissolves in homilies and wish the...
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Chicago Tribune

The lovely shots of Appalachian vistas are spoiled by cheesy special effects straight from the 1960s Chroma-Key era.
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By Joe Leydon
Michael Landon Jr.'s respectfully sincere but only fitfully involving film.
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Clearly targeted at Christians looking to reaffirm their faith. Its chances of crossover success with the secular crowd seem remote, given...
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Baltimore Sun

The transgression that dogs much faith-based art - and leaves its stain on The Last Sin Eater - is the inability to divorce art from...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The cast includes Oscar winner Louise Fletcher (Nurse Ratched herself) and Henry Thomas of "E.T.," and the special effects look like they...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Whether their goal is to nourish the faithful or lure the heathens is not always clear. The only thing that's clear is that The Last Sin...
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A great family film

By BeatTry
Excellent film that combines wholesome values of life centered around the importance of love, caring for other people, overcoming fear, together with a greatest message of life for us all. The...

The Last Sin Eater

By DaveD
This was a well produced movie. Not having read the book, it kept me in suspense and had a few turns of events I wasn't expecting. Overall it had good values and showed what can happen when someone...

slow at first, but

By CTiv
The movie starts slow. A surprising twist makes it worth the wait. A good message....

A Must See

By TexWatcher
There is a little of each of us in this movie, but what a way to freedom was shown to all through "The Last Sin Eater", Jesus....

Praise the Lord and pass the popcorn!

By Tasting123
How important is Jesus in your life? Important enough to make a movie that would rate a 9 into a 10 for its message? If so, then you'd probably be pleased with The Last Sin Eater. Tragedy, guilt,...

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The last Sin Eater

By tamij_moviegoer
My husband and I both loved this show, although he went with some initial misgivings. Michael Landon Jr. & Bryan Bird capture the culture of 1850's Apalachia: the celtic superstitions and dark...

The Last Sin Eater

By moviegoertoo
Just saw the movie and what an awesome movie it was. What a wonderful way to show God's redemption for us. Jesus is the one and only true sin eater. Would love to see more movies like this. A must...

Sin Eater Movie Review

By Dizires
This was a compelling movie that was suspenseful. I like a movie that I cannot predict and I don't have to be slapped with volence, sex & profanity. The movie had a message that was delivered well...

Last Sin Eater

By Joel Cardn
We need more family friendly movies like this in the theatres. I hope the theatres and Fox support this type of "values" movie more agressively in the future....

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements, and some intense sequences of violence