from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
Here is the official plot summary
from Sony pictures:
"Mega-tough Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible II)
and Gary Oldman (Hannibal) set Reno, Nevada, on fire in the most
explosive thrill ride of the year. Loaded with awesome effects,
packed with action and also starring Kerry Washington (Save the Last
Dance) and Brian Cox (X2, Adaptation). When his sister turns up
missing, retired homicide detective Eddie Burns (Rhames) finds
himself back on the job and hot on the trail of a sadistic monster (Oldman).
But as he finds himself being pulled deeper and deeper into the
dangerous world of pornography and drugs, Burns soon discovers that
he has a great deal in common with the prey that he's stalking. And
as the renegade lawman squares off with evil personified in the
ultimate battle, one man will be punished, one man will be liberated
but both men will be changed forever!"
Brianna Banks and Jessica Drake are naked
(mostly bum exposure) as two porn actresses relaxing between
There is an unidentified naked
man in a bedroom scene.
I guess that Sin may have been
conceived as a theatrical release. It is rare to see a STV with Gary
Oldman, Ving Rhames, and Brian Cox.
Unfortunately, it isn't much good, a
predictable tale of a drug lord (Oldman) who plots revenge against a
retired Reno cop (Rhames) because the cop caused Drug Guy's innocent
brother to commit suicide. It is characterized by one-dimensional
over-the-top performances and graphically stylized violence. In the
best scene, Gary Oldman nails the Vinger's hand to an altar, then
makes him watch a video of his sister being raped, while Oldman sets
the church on fire. Fun stuff.
This is the second collaboration
between writer Tim Willocks and director Michael Stevens. Based on
the IMDB comments, the other one (Bad City Blues) is also quite
disappointing, so weak that it isn't even available on home media.
These two films represent Stevens's only efforts as a director.
Willocks seems to do fine on his own.
Amazingly, he also the man who wrote Swept from the Sea, a
thoughtful and respected costume drama based on a Joseph Conrad
Critics Vote ...
|The meaning of the IMDb
score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics,
or a C- from our system.
Films rated below five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one
and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
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. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but
will be considered excellent by genre fans, while
C- indicates that it we found it to
be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable).
D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre.
means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre.
means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for
fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is
recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C-
that often, because we like movies and we think that most of
them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know
that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below
Based on this description,
this is a D.
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