"Magnificent, a twisty tale of deceit and betrayal."
— Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia
"Delicious entertainment presided over by the great Laure Calamy."
— Philipp Engel, Cinemanía
"The perfect summer film for those who want to escape action and explosions."
— Randy Meeks, Espinof
"Superb, cruelly funny, while evoking the spirit of that master of the French thriller, Claude Chabrol."
— Betsy Reed, The Guardian
"Dark and brutal, with a strong Succession vibe. As the narrative continues, its sinister undercoat begins to show through."
— Sarah Gopaul, Digital Journal
"A rich and powerful patriarch faces the end with a household full of women scheming against him in 'The Origin of Evil,' a clever and twisty French thriller that’s a little bit 'King Lear' and a little bit more 'Succession.'"
— Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"The Origin of Evil moves through its sensationalistic twists and turns with a nastily black sense of humor, a flair for lurid campiness, and the pulpy storytelling of a 90s erotic thriller. It is The Talented Mr. Ripley directed by Claude Chabrol."
— Megan Fisher, Loud and Clear
"Sébastien Marnier's outstanding feature 'The Origin of Evil,' co-written with Fanny Burdino, will keep you guessing and riveted to the screen as its slow-motioned lava flow mesmerizes you, drawing you closer and closer to the magma of its inner core."
— Neely Swanson, The Beverly Hills Courier
"A gloriously snaking crime thriller which hooks the viewer almost immediately and doesn’t let go until the final frame. Sébastien Marnier’s The Origin of Evil is Hitchcock or Patricia Highsmith via Claude Chabrol, which is far from damning praise. Led by the wonderful Laure Calamy (Full Time), the twist filled crime drama is as delightfully wicked as it is deliberately camp."
— Nadine Whitney, Film Ink