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The Sin Eater [2003] [DVD]


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  • Actors: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Benno Fürmann
  • Directors: Brian Helgeland
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Feb 2004
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00013YQCO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,961 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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For centuries, a secret order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier (Heath Ledger), is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the order’s most revered members. Following a series of strangely similar killings, Bernier launches an investigation that forces him to confront unimaginable evil and the terrifying knowledge that there is a fate worse than death.

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blonde on 12 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
This film has a very narrow focus on an often forgotten aspect of Catholicism, the Sin Eater. It explores the idea of losing faith in the institution of the Catholic Church and ways that people can get into Heaven outside of the Church.
The actors are all strong and share some great chemistry especially between Ledger and Mark Addy. The visuals are really good, clearly filmed on location around Rome and also on some excellently designed sets. The CGI is inventive and works well while being kept to a minimum and the score suits the film. Main problem lies in the tone and genre. It doesn't have enough twist and turns to be a thriller like `Angels & Demons' nor does it have enough demonic horror to be like `The Exorcist' or enough supernatural action to be like `Constantine'. It is a strange mix of all three of these and is a little tonally uneven. Ledger's performance is very strong and he is an actor who has a face that can be interesting to watch even when he is completely still. I found the film interesting and you learn something about an obscure and forgotten part of Catholicism but it's not quite epic or strong enough to watch a second time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Horror on 3 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
The story
Alex Bernier (Ledger) is a member of an arcane order of priests known as Carolingians. When the head of the order dies, Alex is sent to Rome to investigate mysterious circumstances surrounding the death. The body bears strange marks on the chest which may or may not be the sign of a Sin Eater (Furmann), a renegade who offers absolution, last rites and therefore a path to heaven outside the jurisdiction of the church. Alex enlists the aid of his old comrade Father Thomas (Addy) and of a troubled artist (Sossamon) upon whom he once performed an exorcism. He soon finds himself plunged into a mystery only to find himself at the heart of it.

If im honest i was slightly let down by this film i had actually heard some positive things about it so i thought id check it out. i would have to say that the story is not very interesting or exciting and i found myself bored to tears half way through but i carried on watching anyway to see if my hunch was right about how it would end ( that i was ;') the only thing that was positive for me was heaths acting as we all know he was great actor and in this he is great once again i just felt it lacked thrill and excitement some of these religious type horrors have. brian helgeland directed this so some people may think its promising but its really not he should have probably stuck to screenplays as hes done so greats! but anyway all id say is if your really into religious type thriller/horror movies check it out as it may just be for you. but if you dont enjoy those and dont enjoy slow movies with not much excitement id probably give it a miss!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 1 Feb 2007
Format: DVD
Whodda thunk sins had tentacles? Big CGi ones that leak out from your chest and wrap themselves around the nearest excommunicate with a bit of bread roll in his hand. They do in The Sin Eater aka The Order, which reunites Heath Ledger, Mark Addy and Shannyn Sossamon with their Knight's Tale writer-director Brian Helgeland to vastly diminished returns.

There's a mildly interesting conceit behind this frequently laughable theological thriller, but it never makes it past the incredibly bad writing: every scene and every character seems to be nothing more than backstory and clumsy exposition - it's the kind of movie where the female lead's arrival will immediately be followed by a policeman reminding our hero that she shot him a couple of years ago ("It says here she tried to kill you at an - exercise class?" "She tried to kill me at an exorCISM."), while even total strangers have the ability to relate a character's life history and philosophy at first sight. Then it gets even sillier. Not so much the odd demon that gets casually vanquished en route - "What was that?" "Demonspawn in the guise of children. Nothing I can't handle." - nor even Peter Weller's hardboiled no-bull Cardinal, the Vatican's answer to Philip Marlowe with a streak of Hitler thrown in for good measure. No, it's the masked villain hanging people from crosses underneath a Rome nightclub that really sets this one on the road to Hell in the worst way.

By comparison, the Sin Eater himself comes as a welcome breath of fresh air, albeit short-lived before we're back to the wildly overplayed conspiracy.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Hart VINE VOICE on 11 Jun 2006
Format: DVD
Aesthetic Sensibility means that people find pleasure in specific genres of film because of the things that are portrayed in them. For example, people watch 'The Thing' or 'The Exorcist' because they have an aesthetic sensibility for horror. Simple isn't it? So why do so many people give 1 and 2 star ratings to "The Sin Eater" and say that it is dull and boring? Because they don't have the aesthetic sensibility for it and are not constructively critical enough to be able to accept this. The Sin Eater is not everybody's cup of tea for sure, but the performances are far from wooden. They are perfect for the type of story that this is and the fact that most of the charcaters here are priests. The basic plot line involves a priest on the hunt for a 'sin eater' who has the keys to heaven and can decide at the point of death whether or not to relive people of their sins. Ok, so it's not for eveybody, it will be attractive to people that like gothic church mysteries or to explore the possibility of secretive religious sects. The settings are very good, the tone is consistent and mood-provoking and the revelations (although not extraordinarily explosive) come at exactly the right time and you feel yourself thinking: "How did I miss that?". If you think that you are saying that the script works, and it does work very well. This is not an action film and it has probably a minimal impact on a wide audience, but for what it is and the audience it aims at "The Sin Eater" is under-rated and deserves to be seen
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