Forbidden Sins (1998) from Tuna

Forbidden Sins (1998) is a soft-core thriller starring Shannon Tweed as a hotshot defense attorney,  Myles O'Brien as an arresting officer who is not above improving evidence, and is Tweeds ex, and Corbin Timbrook as a wealthy man accused of killing his girlfriend, a stripper in his club. This is a plot you should see unfold for yourself, but it has some twists and turns, and a logical conclusion, which makes it ok as a mystery thriller.


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  • Widescreen

  • no meaningful features

As a soft-core, the sex scenes are nothing special, but the exposure is not bad. Shannon Tweed shows her breasts briefly in a sex scene near the end. Kirstine Carlstrand shows all three Bs as the murdered dancer, and Amy Lindsay also shows all three Bs as another stripper who sleeps with two of the principals. The nudity in the strip club is better lit than normal. While the soft-core element is weak, the mystery is nearly good enough to hold up without the nudity.

This is another C+, a solid genre effort, the genre being soft-core crime thriller.

The Critics Vote

  • Apollo 59/100

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDB readers say 4.0 of 10, Apollo users 53/100


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C+, as an erotic thriller.

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