The Sinner: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Smartly unpredictable and led by powerful performances from a talented cast, the darkly compelling The Sinner sinks its hooks in fast and doesn't let go.


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Season 1 of the drama series opens with Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), a young mother, stabbing a man to death with no apparent motive and without later being able to remember committing the crime. Detectives Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) and Dan Leroy (Dohn Norwood) are assigned to the case, but while Dan considers it open-and-shut due to several people witnessing the murder, Harry is convinced there must be something more going on and decides to continue the investigation on his own.


Jessica Biel
as Cora Tanner
Bill Pullman
as Detective Harry Ambrose
Christopher Abbott
as Mason Tannetti
Dohn Norwood
as Dan Leroy
Abbey Miller
as Caitlin Sullivan
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Critic Reviews for The Sinner: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (16)

The television version of a page-turner, as you inch forward in your seat, waiting to see where it goes next.

July 31, 2017 | Full Review…

It's anything but breezy entertainment on a network where ill winds now blow. Even so, Pullman and Biel are solidly in charge of their pivotal roles.

July 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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[Given] Biel's committed, evocative turn, and the sure-handed direction of Antonio Campos, our interest is piqued enough to dig deeper.

April 28, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This first season is essential viewing for crime fans who like their horses dark and their waters still.

December 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Really, it's only so damn good because of Biel. You won't see her in the same light again.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

In eight episodes, what the show did well was to establish a running sense of dread, set up questions that got answered -- sort of -- but set up new questions, until even the finest mystery buffs had to be scratching their heads in confusion.

August 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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