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This film takes place in the wake of the sex scandals that plagued the Church in 1991. Nick Chundlund ("Training Day", "Con Air") plays the saintly Father Anthony Romano, who is perhaps the opposite of how most Catholic priests are portrayed in contemporary film--he is more like Peck's priest in "The Keys of the Kingdom" than Linus Roaches' anguished, contradiction riddled padre in 1994's "Priest"
A surreal tour de force with very little cliche or backing off from the cruel realities of the world both inside and outside the rectory, Romano is a gentle man with a few secrets and a golfing buddy who helps him "use his muscle memory" played in top form by Brad Dourif, the Church's groundskeeper. He has the misfortune to be paired with a clearly mentally disturbed fellow priest (Michael E. Rodgers in a genuinely frightening role) a fundamentalist who despises Romano for being a "Vatican II liberal who panders to any little qualm the parishoners have"--all this while he is bailing the guy out of jail for assaulting a prostitute played by Georgina Cates.
This prostitute, Lil, focuses her sights on Catholic priests--attempting to get them to violate their celibacy and then using blackmail as her ruse to empty their pockets. She is a lost, desperate soul, and takes Romano hostage after the incident (which is never explained fully) with his nutjob priest in arms.Read more ›
This story is just made to have fun on the Church and mainly Catholic Church.I have no problem in the democracy you can
mock on the Church but my question is can you do any thing like this to any other religious faith?
I think the story and movie is waste of time . It is better to watch a Cartoon!!
There has been enough movie made already with big budgets to ridicule the Church, you not need to do any more.
There are other hate movie on Church and you may like them but SINNER can not have my support.
If you want enjoy and waste your time, money and mind, that's your choice!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't quite understand half of the things taking place during Sinner. You had a blind Catholic priest and a prostitute who come into contact with each other, and apparently the... Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by Bryan
Great, behind the scenes, depiction of a priest's lonely, emotionally conflicted life in a small parish. Well acted, realistic dialogue. Read morePublished on March 30, 2010 by Andrij Witiuk