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  Movie Review for Sin City

Movie Review for
Sin City



Sin City
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205 Reviews total.

Release date: 4/1/2005
Run length: 126 mins.
Categories: Action/Adventure , Thriller , Crime/Gangster

Summary: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted, Some call it dark. Some call it hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home. Crooked cops. Sexy Dames. Desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge--others lust after redemption. And then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

                         Reviews of Sin City

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Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel of 3BlackChicks Review (8/0)
            An instant movie classic.

By
Kevin Carr of 7M Pictures (8/0)
            At last, we have a comic book movie that actually looks and feels like a comic book!

By
Jurgen Fauth of About.com (8/0)
            The most deadly thing in Sin City is the crushing boredom that sets in after the novelty of the v...

By
Rebecca Murray of About.com (8/0)
            Gorgeous and gory, a graphic film noir taken to the nth level, Sin City is not just for devotees ...

By
Mike McGranaghan of Aisle Seat (8/0)
            Sin City is a dark, disturbing, enthralling masterpiece.

By
Brian Webster of Apollo Guide (8/0)
            Film noir on steroids; a movie so cool you’re not supposed to be concerned about its total lack o...

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Phil Villarreal of Arizona Daily Star (8/0)
            Silence, fiend! The consensus here: One arm cannon up!

By
Bob Longino of Atlanta Journal-Constitution (5/3)
            ...visually intoxicating...

By
Lori Hoffman of Atlantic City Weekly (8/0)
            Batman would get his butt kicked in Sin City ...

By
Jeanne Aufmuth of Aufmuth.com (8/0)
            Relentless, shocking, and admirably experimental.

By
Marc Savlov of Austin Chronicle (8/0)
            For those who enjoy their tough-guy testosterone straight up, no chaser, it's a 120-proof sucker ...

By
Stella Papamichael of BBC (8/0)
            [A] fiercely original crime anthology that hits right between the eyes with a striking blend of o...

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Emily Blunt of Blunt Review (8/0)
            Leather-fetish T&A, ultra-violence comic style, and a plethora of dirty deeds by dastardly dudes-...

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Ty Burr of Boston Globe (8/0)
            ...a stunning, visceral piece of work -- cheap thrills polished to the level of high art.

By
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi of Broomfield Enterprise (8/0)
            Sigmund Freud probably would have had a field day with this one.

By
Bryant Frazer of Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus (8/0)
            Is Sin City the most accomplished mediocre movie in recent history?

By
Sean O'Connell of Charlotte Weekly (8/0)
            Clichéd characters mutter dated noir dialogue through sadistic stories you can predict in your sl...

By
Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times (8/0)
            This isn't an adaptation of a comic book, it's like a comic book brought to life and pumped with ...

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times (8/0)
            It's a visualization of the pulp noir imagination, uncompromising and extreme. Yes, and brilliant...

By
Peter T. Chattaway of Christianity Today (8/0)
            The world Miller and Rodriguez have created is so bleak and nasty it's difficult to see what last...

By
Jules Brenner of Cinema Signals (8/0)
            You can see the strip even while being awed by the film.

By
Joshua Tyler of CinemaBlend.com (8/0)
            If you can take what’s being thrown at you, Sin City is an incendiary movie experience.

By
David Keyes of Cinemaphile.org (8/0)
            At long last, here is a film that fully justifies why we still love going to the movie theater.

By
Luis Martinez of Cinenganos (8/0)
            SINiestra, pero SINsacional

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Karina Montgomery of Cinerina (8/0)
            Too brutal and gratuitous to appreciate the stunning visuals.

By
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) of CNN.com (8/0)
            Without doubt the most visually stunning live action transfer of the comic book format to the big...

By
Mark Palermo of Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia) (8/0)
            Despite the drawbacks of adhering so slavishly to Miller, the devotion also makes Sin City somewh...

By
Jeffrey M. Anderson of Combustible Celluloid (8/0)
            Immensely likable and ultimately cool.

By
Harvey S. Karten of Compuserve (8/0)
            Despite repetitivenes, the charismatic actors and stylization brings the audience into the scene.

By
Matt Brunson of Creative Loafing (8/0)
            The glee with which Rodriguez films the sadism may be off-putting, but the joy with which he pays...

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Boo Allen of Denton Record Chronicle (TX) (8/0)
            Slick and stylish makes it watchable. But after awhile, its smarmy self-conscious attitude and la...

By
John J. Puccio of DVDTown.com (8/0)
            For all its excesses, the movie is enormously fascinating, mostly entertaining, and always a deli...

By
Eric Meyerson of E! Online (8/0)
            ...destined to be a Matrix-style mass-cult classic.

By
David Foucher of EDGE Boston (7/1)
            It's easy to appreciate the artistry of Sin City... but equally hard to appreciate the film.

By
Brian Mckay of eFilmCritic.com (8/0)
            There’s good and then there’s great and then there’s Sin City. Every moment is a story unto itsel...

By
Brian Mckay of eFilmCritic.com (8/0)
            There’s good and then there’s great and then there’s Sin City. Every moment is a story unto itsel...

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Collin Souter of eFilmCritic.com (8/0)
            Time will tell if Sin City is more than its moment, but at the moment, it's definitely one of the...

By
David Cornelius of eFilmCritic.com (8/0)
            A fun movie? Yes. A cool movie? You bet. But a masterpiece? Not really.

By
Erik Childress of eFilmCritic.com (8/0)
            Not a quarter of an hour could tick away on the hands of time before someone was shot, stabbed, e...

By
Oz of eFilmCritic.com (8/0)
            Take the scene from Braveheart where Mel Gibson rides up on to the Scottish Lord's bed with his h...

By
Scott Weinberg of eFilmCritic.com (8/0)
            A gloriously grim and terrifically nasty piece of escapist entertainment; a comic-book-noir maste...

By
Emanuel Levy of EmanuelLevy.Com (8/0)
            Sin City, Robert Rodreguez's visionary, wildly imaginative pulp noir, based on Frank Miller's gra...

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Kim Newman of Empire Magazine (8/0)
            For the guys it’s Rodriguez’s best film by far and a treat for fans of good-looking girls in blac...

By
Nicolas Lacroix of EnPrimeur.ca (8/0)
            Sauvage, sexy, violent, cool, unique, sadique, extrême, politiquement incorrect, et j’en passe.

By
Vince Koehler of Entertainment Spectrum (8/0)
            A half a notch below the Kill Bill films but very much worth seeing.

By
Eric D. Snider of EricDSnider.com (8/0)
            The film retains not just the look of its source material but its tone, too -- its dark mood swin...

By
Eugene Novikov of Film Blather (8/0)
            It's a world with its own moral formulation, one that confounds our notions of good and evil, str...

By
Walter Chaw of Film Freak Central (8/0)
            It's all about sack-size and the lizard brain--and as a film, it's something like pure aggression...

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Ethan Alter of Film Journal International (8/0)
            For all its visual razzle-dazzle and enjoyably bad-ass attitude, there's something curiously empt...

By
Greg Wilson of Film Threat (8/0)
            It is bare, and bold, and necessary.

By
KJ Doughton of Film Threat (8/0)
            What an electric cast!

By
Eric Meyerson of filmcritic.com (8/0)
            A meticulously-crafted weapon of a movie that will please, disgust, and inspire loyalty among com...

By
Joe Utichi of FilmFocus (8/0)
            It’s violent, it’s sexist, it’s clichéd and it’s trashy. And for once those are all plus-points.

By
Brian Orndorf of FilmJerk.com (8/0)
            It’s hard to deny the imagination on display here, and the specificity of the filmmaking. Sin Cit...

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Edward Havens of FilmJerk.com (8/0)
            The purest and most exquisite conversion of material from one medium to another ever achieved.

By
Victoria Alexander of FilmsInReview.com (8/0)
            Sublime! Visually stunning. Great, meanspirited fun.

By
Todd Gilchrist of FilmStew.com (8/0)
            Rodriguez again densely packs the story with multiple narratives, but wisely realizes this time t...

By
MaryAnn Johanson of Flick Filosopher (8/0)
            [B]reathes with genuine, haunting power because it comes to us here and now, when the real world ...

By
Rob Vaux of Flipside Movie Emporium (8/0)
            Accuracy isn't the same thing as quality.

By
Jeffrey Lyles of Gazette (MD) (8/0)
            Filled with stylistic violence, over-the-top acting and action and is completely deserving of its...

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Eric Lurio of Greenwich Village Gazette (8/0)
            This film has style but no grace.

By
Eric Lurio of Greenwich Village Gazette (8/0)
            This film has style but no grace.

By
Peter Canavese of Groucho Reviews (8/0)
            Retrograde, sexist, and gleefully sadistic... pitiable and fearful in the language we go to the m...

By
Ross Anthony of Hollywood Report Card (8/0)
            Beautiful craftsmanship, at times, even magnificent, but weakens, repeats, can't keep itself toge...

By
Kirk Honeycutt of Hollywood Reporter (8/0)
            The major problem is that after about 10 minutes, you've seen all the movie's tricks.

By
Staci Layne Wilson of Horror.com (8/0)
            Sin City has more severed heads, dismemberments and acts of cannibalism than The Silence of the L...

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
David Poland of Hot Button (8/0)
            Sin City is nothing but a video game on a big screen without the interactivity.

By
Jeff Otto of IGN Movies (8/0)
            Pure entertainment with insanely cool visuals, Sin City is the most faithful comic adaptation of ...

By
Anthony Quinn of Independent (4/4)
            Time was when movie-makers, even laws-unto- themselves such as Sam Peckinpah, could be trusted to...

By
Steve Rhodes of Internet Reviews (8/0)
            Violent pornography ... it's about as enjoyable as being bludgeoned to death.

By
Jackie K. Cooper of jackiekcooper.com (8/0)
            If ever a movie was guilty of overkill it is this one. The excesses overwhelm the senses and make...

By
Louis B. Hobson of Jam! Movies (8/0)
            For about an hour Sin City is a guilty pleasure. After that it's just guilty of being self-indulg...

                         Reviews of Sin City
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JoBlo of JoBlo's Movie Emporium (8/0)
            ...eye-popping visuals, tremendous fun, delectable dialogue, ultra-cool characters and...

By
Alex Sandell of Juicy Cerebellum (8/0)
            'Classic' isn't word enough to describe this unflinching look into the dark side of the comic boo...

By
David Kaplan of Kaplan vs. Kaplan (8/0)
            The violence is so frequent and so blatant, that we quickly become immune, which is a good thing,...

By
Jeanne Kaplan of Kaplan vs. Kaplan (8/0)
            Violence is everywhere, but I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.

By
Andrea Chase of Killer Movie Reviews (8/0)
            Be prepared to shut your eyes through some of it, but the rest of it is a wild ride.

By
Linda Cook of KWQC-TV (Iowa) (8/0)
            Violence. Gore. Grit. Quentin Tarantino. If you haven’t stopped reading by now, you may be part ...

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Ella Taylor of L.A. Weekly (8/0)
            I found the movie every bit as sickening as its creators intended it to be, minus the kicks they ...

By
Robert Roten of Laramie Movie Scope (8/0)
            After a while, I felt slimed, covered with a film like the ring around a bathtub, but there is no...

By
Carol Cling of Las Vegas Review-Journal (8/0)
            See with your eyes and Sin City may knock them out. See through them, however, and you'll see how...

By
Jon Niccum of Lawrence Journal-World (8/0)
            Sin City is as vibrant and hostile as the fictional metropolis of the same name

By
Eric Melin of Lawrence.com (8/0)
            Using a comic book as a template rather than merely a guide, Rodriguez and Miller have fused fant...

By
John Larsen of Light Views (8/0)
            pulp fiction so thick and perverse it literally oozes off the theater screen.

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
John Larsen of Light Views (8/0)
            pulp fiction so thick and perverse it literally oozes off the theater screen.

By
Prairie Miller of Long Island Press (8/0)
            For those who revel in this kind of adrenaline rush spectator sport, let the games begin.

By
Prairie Miller of Long Island Press (8/0)
            For those who revel in this kind of adrenaline rush spectator sport, let the games begin.

By
Andy Klein of Los Angeles CityBeat (8/0)
            Sin City is a daring and fascinating experiment that succeeds in almost every way but the most im...

By
Carina Chocano of Los Angeles Times (8/0)
            The movie feels like a reductive exercise. Rodriguez might have accomplished what he set out to d...

By
Austin O'Connor of Lowell Sun (8/0)
            Strange, surreal, dazzling

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Austin O'Connor of Lowell Sun (8/0)
            Strange, surreal, dazzling

By
Duane Dudek of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/0)
            The most strikingly innovative dumb movie you'll ever see.

By
Gabriel Shanks of Mixed Reviews (8/0)
            As close to a museum-quality work of visual art as Hollywood as ever seen.

By
Susan Granger of Modamag.com (8/0)
            A sullen, audacious, implausible fantasy that deliberately delivers a non-stop barrage of graphic...

By
Kevin N. Laforest of Montreal Film Journal (8/0)
            A relentless assault on the senses, jam-packed with stylish visuals, great lines, over the top vi...

By
Ken Hanke of Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) (8/0)
            As entertaining as it is disturbing -- and as disturbing as it is entertaining.

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Frank Ochieng of Movie Eye (8/0)
            ...a swaggering and ultra-violent flashy film noir with a sordid imagination...[a] colorful crime...

By
Kevin A. Ranson of MovieCrypt.com (8/0)
            Not only lives up to its namesake but exceeds... shot-for-shot, frame-for-frame, and depravity-fo...

By
Mark Ramsey of MovieJuice! (8/0)
            Jessica Alba is the kind of dame you want to swing with, even if it's by a grimy rope from a tree...

By
Jeremy Heilman of MovieMartyr.com (8/0)
            Sin City's noir trappings are just empty attitude.

By
Jorge Avila Andrade of Moviola (8/0)
            Su verdadera fuerza radica en una historia que refleja el grado de degradación social, espiritual...

By
Kurt Loder of MTV (8/0)
            I like movie violence as much as the next person ... [b]ut I like it to have more snap and tingle...

                         Reviews of Sin City
By
Kurt Loder of MTV (8/0)
            I like movie violence as much as the next person ... [b]ut I like it to have more snap and tingle...

By
Widgett Walls of Needcoffee.com (8/0)
            Mickey Rourke blows me away with his acting and Elijah Wood creeps the hell out of me? I swear to...

By
Ken Tucker of New York Magazine (8/0)
            If Raymond Chandler and Daffy Duck could have produced a child, Sin City would be their baby.

By
Michael A. Smith of Nolan's Pop Culture Review (8/0)
            '...this is definitely a place you need to visit.'

By
Jeffrey Westhoff of Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) (8/0)
            You know you’ve gone beyond run-of-the-mill movie violence when you need to use the plural for 'c...

By
Keith Phipps of Onion AV Club (8/0)
            Its creators invent a queasily intoxicating new world.

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Mark Sells of Oregon Herald (8/0)
            For those with a penchant for pulp, Sin City is one guilty pleasure.

By
Fiore Mastracci of Outtakes With Fiore (8/0)
            Sin City Is A Poorly Constructed Raymond Chandler Tale.

By
Dennis Schwartz of Ozus' World Movie Reviews (8/0)
            Capturing the full comic book flavor alone doesn't make it a good movie.

By
Frank Houston of Palm Beach Daily News (8/0)
            If you can look past its veneer of shed blood, broken bodies and the rat-a-tat-tat talk of its ha...

By
Susan Tavernetti of Palo Alto Weekly (8/0)
            Although Rodriquez grabs Miller's dialogue and uses his breathtaking panels as storyboards, he lo...

By
Frédéric Rochefort-Allie of Panorama (8/0)
            Sin City est un grand divertissement avec des interprétations et une réalisation de première clas...

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Jay Antani of Perihelion Journal (8/0)
            My own trajectory while watching Sin City--excited, bored, offended...back to bored...roll credit...

By
Sean Burns of Philadelphia Weekly (8/0)
            Probably the cheapest, most juvenile and awesomest movie ever, it's a young, dumb and full-of-com...

By
Jon Popick of Planet Sick-Boy (8/0)
            As faithful an interpretation as you’re likely to ever see.

By
Cynthia Fuchs of PopMatters (8/0)
            Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahe...

By
James Kendrick of Q Network Film Desk (8/0)
            a brilliant paradox: It looks like nothing you've ever seen before, but it's assembled out of par...

By
David N. Butterworth of rec.arts.movies.reviews (8/0)
            Comic, sexy, and ultraviolent -- one of the best films of the year!

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Mark R. Leeper of rec.arts.movies.reviews (8/0)
            I have more respect than affection for this admittedly successful effort to give a film the feel ...

By
David Nusair of Reel Film Reviews (8/0)
            If nothing else, you have never seen a movie like Sin City before.

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Mark Pfeiffer of Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema (8/0)
            Its kinetic energy and embrace of film noir tropes provide a surge of adrenaline and testosterone...

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Timothy Knight of Reel.com (8/0)
            Rodriguez and Miller deserve praise for breaking new ground, both technically and artistically, i...

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Laura Clifford of Reeling Reviews (8/0)
            ...Rodriguez's obsession with painstakingly recreating a comic book on screen makes him punch thr...

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Robin Clifford of Reeling Reviews (8/0)
            I wish that Rodriguez and company had picked just one story (Marv’s) and made one really good mov...

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Diana Saenger of ReelTalk Movie Reviews (8/0)
            Rodriguez has parlayed his genius for cutting-edge digital filmmaking along with Miller's intrigu...

By
James Berardinelli of ReelViews (8/0)
            There's something to appreciate around every corner -- the gritty characters, the uncompromising ...

By
Sean Means of Salt Lake Tribune (8/0)
            Imagine Pulp Fiction printed on real pulp paper and you get an idea of this movie's full-immersio...

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Larry Ratliff of San Antonio Express-News (8/0)
            (Robert) Rodriguez and his cohorts succeed for the most part. If this beguiling world of violence...

By
Jean Lowerison of San Diego Metropolitan (8/0)
            There may not be a lot of Gertrude Steinian 'there there' in Sin City, but there's plenty of styl...

By
Sean McBride of Sean the Movie Guy (8/0)
            destined to become a cult classic

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Sean McBride of Sean the Movie Guy (8/0)
            destined to become a cult classic

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William Arnold of Seattle Post-Intelligencer (8/0)
            ...pointless, mean-spirited exploitation.

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Jeff Shannon of Seattle Times (8/0)
            Miller's many fans are likely to hail this as a masterpiece. Rarely has an artist in one medium b...

By
Rich Cline of Shadows on the Wall (8/0)
            Looks absolutely amazing, but it remains an exercise in style over substance that never gets bene...

By
Nick Schager of Slant Magazine (8/0)
            An exhilarating tapestry of valor, selfishness, deceitfulness, and martyrdom.

By
Rob Blackwelder of SPLICEDWire (8/0)
            Innovative and dazzling in its absolute loyalty to the visual style of its inspiration... brings ...

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John Venable of Supercala.com (8/0)
            Wow! $*#@-ing wow!

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Tony Toscano of Talking Pictures (U.S.) (8/0)
            Technically the film is a masterpiece.

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Rick Curnutte of TheFilmJournal.com (Ohio) (8/0)
            Sin City marks a substantial leap forward in Rodriguez's film craft...[Rodriguez's vision is] fie...

By
Dustin Putman of TheMovieBoy.com (8/0)
            Breathtaking to look at, but its core is without a pulse.

By
Scott Nash of Three Movie Buffs (8/0)
            One hell of a great movie.

By
Ben Walters of Time Out (8/0)
            The look of it remains exceptional, a high-contrast monochrome showcase of sheeting rain, shatter...

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Tony Medley of tonymedley.com (8/0)
            A dark, depressing, dismal descent into graphic violence without pain masquerading as comic-book ...

By
Audrey Rock-Richardson of Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah) (8/0)
            This noir-ish study in black and white works with ravishing efficiency.

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Maitland McDonagh of TV Guide's Movie Guide (8/0)
            Doesn't so much duplicate Miller's uncompromising black-and-white images spattered with gouts of ...

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Urban Cinefile Critics of Urban Cinefile (8/0)
            A stunning explosion of black and white, with splashes of red.

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Enrique Buchichio of Uruguay Total (8/0)
            Si bien impresiona su deslumbrante estilo visual, luego de un rato no sólo no sorprende sino que ...

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Mike Clark of USA Today (8/0)
            It'll be interesting to see how time treats City's novelty value once live action/computer screen...

                         Reviews of Sin City
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Matthew Turner of ViewLondon (8/0)
            Unlike anything else you’ll see at the cinema this year.

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Willie Waffle of WaffleMovies.com (8/0)
            Any movie that makes Brittany Murphy palatable must be amazing... the first true successor to Pul...

By
Christian Toto of Washington Times (8/0)
            It's hard to fathom a more faithful comic to movie transfer than the gloriously violent Sin City

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Lance Goldenberg of Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL) (8/0)
            ...might just be the most extravagantly brutal live-action cartoon ever made.

By
Jeffrey Chen of Window to the Movies (8/0)
            A grand experiment... It exists merely to see if it can -- just to find out if a distinct looking...

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Steven Snyder of Zertinet Movies (8/0)
            I was thoroughly entertained.

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John Beifuss of Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) (3/5) Login Required (Login Required)
            As au courant as a school shooting...

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Manohla Dargis of New York Times (3/5) Login Required (Login Required)
            ...hard to get pulled into the story on any level other than the visceral.

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Manohla Dargis of New York Times (3/5) Login Required (Login Required)
            Sin City has been made with such scrupulous care and obvious love for its genre influences that i...

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John Wirt of Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) (3/5) No reference
            Sin City translates the cool swagger and ultra-violence of Frank Miller's graphic novels to the s...

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Christopher Smith of Bangor Daily News (Maine) (7/1) No reference
            With great panache and a broad wink at its audience, "Sin City" cranks up the heat and dices up t...

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Tim Cogshell of Boxoffice Magazine (3/5) No reference
            Visually, Rodriguez has applied his considerable technical skills, shooting on High Definition Vi...

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Michael Wilmington of Chicago Tribune (3/5) No reference
            ...a movie of such high style, done in such a spirit of electrifying fun and creativity, that it ...

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Devin Faraci of CHUD (7/1) No reference
            Sin City is a hard R movie for 12 year olds, and I know that in junior high school this would hav...

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Pablo Villaca of Cinema em Cena (3/5) No reference
            Deixa de ser um entretenimento escapista (embora funcione bem neste nível) e torna-se palco de um...

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Robert Wilonsky of Dallas Observer (7/1) No reference
            What we get isn't so much a dismantled and rearranged puzzle-piece narrative as much as a song st...

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Robert Denerstein of Denver Rocky Mountain News (3/5) No reference
            If you have a taste for this sort of thing, it's difficult to imagine how it could be done any be...

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Jeff Vice of Deseret News, Salt Lake City (6/2) No reference
            It's not always easy to watch, and it's certainly not for the easily offended. But visually, ther...

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Michelle Alexandria of Eclipse Magazine (3/5) No reference
            One of the vilest and most disgusting films I've ever seen. It's too concerned with being cool, b...

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Chuck O'Leary of Fantastica Daily (3/5) No reference
            A pointless wallow in sadism... Willis, Rourke, and Boothe have all done way cooler tough-guy mov...

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Jimmy O of Film Snobs (3/5) No reference
            The Geeks 'be a slobbering, and for good reason. This movie shows up to kick the audience's butt.

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Bill Clark of FromTheBalcony (6/2) No reference
            'They don't call it Sin City for nothing.'

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James Sanford of Kalamazoo Gazette (7/1) No reference
            Collecting a variety of familiar figures from cinematic crime dramas of the last 75 years... Sin ...

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Robert W. Butler of Kansas City Star (3/5) No reference
            Grotesquely violent but weirdly beautiful.

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Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly (3/5) No reference
            A treasure for both cineastes and those looking simply to be dazzled for two hours.

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Bob Strauss of Los Angeles Daily News (3/5) No reference
            It's tempting to describe Sin City as high adolescent art. But there's stuff in this wildly abstr...

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Colin Covert of Minneapolis Star Tribune (3/5) No reference
            I can't endorse the content, but I can't dismiss the presentation. Sin City is superlative filmma...

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Nell Minow of Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies (7/1) No reference
            On the edge between exploitation and artistic statement, saving itself from toppling over with th...

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Michael Elliott of Movie Parables (7/1) No reference
            You don’t visit a place called Sin City with the expectation of finding saints.

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Shawn Levy of Oregonian (3/5) No reference
            It's irresistibly magnetic because it serves as a barely distorted mirror to our world.

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Roger Moore of Orlando Sentinel (3/5) No reference
            Watch it, listen to it. Just don't chew on it too much. It's not great art, and it's not great li...

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Steve Schneider of Orlando Weekly (3/5) No reference
            Having this movie's revolutionary visuals ands ghoulish sense of fun indelibly imprinted on my br...

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Wesley Lovell of Oscar Guy (3/5) No reference
            There are three types of performances in "Sin City". There are the satisfactory, the passable and...

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Forrest Hartman of Reno Gazette-Journal (7/1) No reference
             Even people who don’t like Sin City should find its images unforgettable. And — in this time of ...

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Jack Garner of Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (7/1) No reference
            If you've been waiting a long time for the next in-your-face sensation in the Pulp Fiction tradit...

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Carla Meyer of Sacramento Bee (7/1) No reference
            Tough-minded and visually dazzling, the movie so engrosses that you almost can forgive its extrem...

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Jim Lane of Sacramento News & Review (7/1) No reference
            Hell on wheels. Visual dynamite.

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David Elliott of San Diego Union-Tribune (3/5) No reference
            While this plunge into darkness is in the soul of film noir, there is something completely false ...

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Chauncey Mabe of South Florida Sun-Sentinel (3/5) No reference
            Really, there will be no reason for anyone to make a comic-book movie ever again. Miller and Rodr...

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Sean Axmaker of St@tic Multimedia (5/3) No reference
            A pastiche of the most naively macho extremes of brutal pulp fiction, lovingly rendered as mock a...

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Greg Maki of Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) (7/1) No reference
            Sin City is the best comic book movie ever made.

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Josh Larsen of Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) (3/5) No reference
            What happens in Sin City feels like what might have been going on in those 1940s and '50s crime p...

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Angela Baldassarre of Sympatico.ca (3/5) No reference
            Violent, filthy, sexist and nasty, mesmerizing, inventive and awe-inspiring.

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Mark Collette of Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) (3/5) No reference
            'Sin City' won't move you or inspire deep thought, but it might rattle you and make you sweat, wi...

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Daniel M. Kimmel of Worcester Telegram & Gazette (3/5) No reference
            [It] plays like a cross between Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Pulp Fiction.

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Michael Szymanski of Zap2it.com (7/1) No reference
            Intriguing, fascinating, murderous!

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Lawrence Toppman of Charlotte Observer (7/1) Not Reachable
            Talking bluntly about sex for five minutes will earn an NC-17. Showing it frankly for one minute ...

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Mary F. Pols of Contra Costa Times (7/1) Not Reachable
            It's so visually exciting that you can't stop looking at it, even when all that's happening on sc...

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Rene Rodriguez of Miami Herald (7/1) Not Reachable
            Once the novelty of its considerable razzle-dazzle wears off, the film just sits there, because R...

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Frank Swietek of One Guy's Opinion (7/1) Not Reachable
            The bad-boy equivalent of One from the Heart... the splendor of the images comes to seem pretty v...

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Gary Thompson of Philadelphia Daily News (3/5) Not Reachable
            It's Rourke who locates the humor in the movie's wildly exaggerated violence, and captures the co...

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Dan DeLuca of Philadelphia Inquirer (3/5) Not Reachable
            Ultimately comes off as an exercise in cold-blooded stylishness, uninvolving and overlong at 2 ho...

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James Berardinelli of ReelViews (3/5) Not Reachable
            ...the most visually inventive comic book adaptation to make its way to a movie screen.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) of St. Paul Pioneer Press (3/5) Not Reachable
            Sin City is jazzed by excess, by the thrill of crafting a sharp-edged, high-contrast shadow world...

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone of TheMovieChicks.com (7/1) Not Reachable
            It's stylized and surreal, where every frame is a work of art - all moody black and white with sp...

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