THE SINNERS – Review by Maitland McDonagh

Over determined nonsense wrapped in atmospheric cinematography and solid performances, directed and co-written by Courtney Paige, Sinners is a sleek undermining of pop-culture mores that never rises beyond waspish snark. It is clued in to how incestuously suffocating teenaged girls’ friendships can be, which isn’t a revelation but is valid and the film’s oppressive Christian-indoctrination background rings true. But it still feels twice as long as it is because honestly, not news.

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