The Sinner: Season 1

The Sinner: Season 1

The Sinner: Season 1

In a Golden Globe-nominated performance, Jessica Biel leads this crime-mystery series as a young mother who stabs a stranger out of the blue. Bill Pullman co-stars as the detective assigned to the case, obsessing over the motive behind the explosive act.

2017USA
CrimeDrama

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
2 August 2017

Part I

An unassuming housewife stabs a beachgoer to death, which sparks an investigation and creates confusion in a small town.

EPISODE 1.2
2 August 2017

Part II

Cora tries to block Ambrose's continuing investigation, while Mason struggles to come to terms with secrets from Cora's past.

EPISODE 1.3
2 August 2017

Part III

Ambrose unearths a startling secret about Cora that changes the course of the investigation; Mason takes matters into his own hands.

EPISODE 1.4
2 August 2017

Part IV

With Ambrose's help, Cora struggles to recover missing memories, which lead Ambrose to a new suspect.

EPISODE 1.5
2 August 2017

Part V

After a body is discovered in the woods, the investigation into Cora's past deepens.

EPISODE 1.6
2 August 2017

Part VI

When Ambrose begins to waver, Cora convinces him to take a risk for the case.

EPISODE 1.7
2 August 2017

Part VII

Cora finally remembers the night in question.

EPISODE 1.8
2 August 2017

Part VIII

Cora's fate is determined.

The Sinner: Season 1 / Reviews

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Biel’s intense performance of despair isn’t helped by a story that keeps Cora a cipher or by clipped scenes that don’t let her stretch and breathe.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Whatever one feels about the story being told, the discomfiting mood established before a single line of dialogue is uttered is unquestionable. ... The overall quality of the performance [by Biel] will depend on what shadings The Sinner gives her to play, but it's a good start.

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CNN

CNN

It's premature to conclude whether the show will rise to that level, or have enough twists to sustain itself until the end. Strictly in terms of drawing you into Cora's story, though, The Sinner has the makings of a winner.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

There’s just enough intrigue in the set-up--and in Biel’s moving central performance--to justify finding out why this regular person did something so irregular.

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New York Post

New York Post

Biel is excellent as Cora--her facial expressions resonate with tortured emotions--and she’s ably supported by Abbott as the bewildered Mason. ... The opening episode of The Sinner features lots of blood and some requisite (tame) nudity; if you can get past that, it promises an eventful ride over the next eight weeks.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The Sinner directs all of its artistic energy toward the viewer’s empathy, which is a tricky place to be. Deglamorized and grief-stricken, Biel is immediately convincing as both a victim, of sorts, and a possibly psychotic murderer. A viewer can’t help but wonder where it goes from here.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Some of the beats are a little too broad--the flashbacks feel particularly like devices instead of the realism of the present-day material--but there’s so much to like here that any missteps are quickly forgotten.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

It all adds up to a drama that's strikingly filmed, gratifyingly smarter than it needs to be and--better still in an era of bloated episode counts--snappily paced. The Sinner has the zip of a good detective yarn.

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