• Original Sin (2001)

Original Sin

Release Date: August 3rd, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2002

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Luis (Antonio Banderas) and Julia (Angelina Jolie) are bound together first by matrimony, and then, by fierce love and desire. But the closer Luis becomes to Julia, the more enigmatic she seems to be. For Luis, the loneliness which led to love becomes a passion which transcends reason and defies convention, as he and Julia engage in a dangerous dance that takes them across the landscape of Cuba, into obsession, eroticism... and perhaps even murder.

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson, Gregory Itzin, Allison Mackie, Joan Pringle, Cordelia Richards

Director: Michael Cristofer

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Hyde Park Entertainment, Via Rosa Productions, DiNovi Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Intermedia Films, Epsilon Motion Pictures

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Love, Temptation, Escape, Husband, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Banderas has some very effective moments, but in his emotional scenes, Cristofer has him screaming his lines into Jolie's face with such a spritzing fury, she might have filed a union grievance. show more

  • 63
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Jolie and Banderas are two hot actors, in many senses of the word, and their scenes together have a lewd excitement.

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is not intended to be subtle. It is sweaty, candle-lit melodrama, joyously trashy, and its photography wallows in sumptuous decadence. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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