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Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Reviews

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June 25, 2020
The film retains the stunning visual style of its predecessor with some eye-catching shots, but its vision detracts substance from the driving elements of Frank Miller's world. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 8, 2020
Like the original, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is episodic. But the 2005 installment's brutal short stories added up to a satisfying whole, while the sequel is an incoherent mess.
August 6, 2019
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is part entertaining cartoon noir, part violently fetishized relationship revenge fantasy. The first part is recommendable; the second part is vile.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 1, 2018
It often feels like the table scraps of the first film, which basically used up all the best material and that doesn't leave much for this follow-up to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 31, 2019
Lacks the same sizzle as the original, making it a flat sequel that is all style and little substance.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 23, 2018
Unfortunately the narrative changes, sluggish pacing and mind-blowing lack of established time keep the film from achieving the lofty goals the original [Sin City] attained.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 27, 2017
The film attempts to emulate the languid pace of classic noir, but lacks the narrative complexity or compelling dialogue of its forebears.
Full Review | Original Score: Not Recommended
April 17, 2016
The Austin, Texas-centric, green-screen addled cult of Robert Rodriguez has finally collapsed in on itself. All that's left to wonder is if anyone will bother to tell him.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 18, 2016
Do your summer a favor, and plan to detour around Sin City. Unless, of course, you're determined to visit the feel-bad hit of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 1 of 5
May 9, 2017
A bad movie that overshadows what Miller can still give and which shelters the expectations of those who waited so long to receive so little. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5
April 14, 2020
If a script like this one is placed before these interpreters, one begins to understand the reason for the tedium that invades the entire movie, from start to finish. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 22, 2014
Rodriguez and Millar really can't be troubled slowing down long enough to take an interest in where their characters are headed. Instead, they gorge the screen with stylized mayhem and grubby sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2014
Little more than cartoon rapt with overwritten voiceover ... if the ten-year gap provided anything, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For can be easily separated from the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
August 22, 2014
When severed heads tumble across the screen like fleshy soccer balls for the umpteenth time, all the visceral thrills of graphic dismemberment fade away. Who knew hyper violence could feel this routine?
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
August 21, 2014
Feels like a half-hearted obligation. The plot is disjointed, the pace grueling. The performances range from flat-lining to bonkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 20, 2016
Manages to up the original's ante of stylized, gob-smacking visuals, lusty affairs, nubile babes, and brutal encounters while still feeling like the reheated leftovers of 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 22, 2016
To call Sin City noir is to misunderstand the genre, as perhaps Miller does. Each story ends pretty simply-in brutal fighting and murder-and lacks genuine intrigue or ambiguity.
August 22, 2014
The conceit also feels more out of its time than it did in 2005; this sort of unrelenting bleakness is more cliché than daring now.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 22, 2014
Lacks a sense of propulsion; there's no sense of movement towards a significant dramatic payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2014
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For relishes style over substance. But, man, it's ugly.
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