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Sin City (2005 film)

123 Ratings: 3.1
2005 film based on the dark and violent comic books by writer/artist Frank Miller.

Starring Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, Mickey Rourke, Elijah Wood, Clive Owen, Nick Stahl, Rutger Hauer, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson   Directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino   Writer:  Frank Miller   … see full wiki

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Release Date: April 1, 2005
MPAA Rating: R
21 reviews about Sin City (2005 film)
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2012
This is a movie that's had steadily-declining appeal for me.  I loved this film when I first saw it in September of 2005, but as I watched it more and more, I found myself liking it less and less.  Now I've seen it enough to where I really don't see many redeeming factors in it.      So many people have gushed over Rodriguez's "comic book" visual style to match the way Frank Miller's original comics were drawn, but I'm not impressed …
review by . July 19, 2010
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SO NOT in Las Vegas.
I just rewatched The Spirit not too long ago and for all it's goofy meandering, it's look was clearly borrowed from this movie and Frank Miller a noted comic legend who lately has had more misses then hits in his written works-was a part of BOTH movies.  Taking another look at this film reminded me how odd and frankly great the film was. The plot has a running theme of corruption and sinful people in all three of it's stories.  The first is about a hard headed street fighter …
Quick Tip by . June 13, 2011
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Look, anybody dumb enough to LIKE this thing is simply voting for style over substance. All it has is a unique directorial style which is black and white and regularly flashes color in and out. Once the novelty of the directorial style and comic book-like appearance wear off, all you've got is just another movie about criminals with hearts of gold going on quests of redemption. The only difference is that with the constant color flashing, this one can potentially induce seizures.
Quick Tip by . October 20, 2010
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This is a complicated rating. It is a 4 minus 3 rating. The first time through the stylized nature of the film is fantastic, but when I watched it a second time, it un-wowed me, but it's worth the first time through for anyone unless they don't like hard-boiled graphic novels.
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2010
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Probably one of the most accurate transitions from comic page to screen.
Quick Tip by . August 30, 2010
Seedy and sleazy comic noir about the bums, scum and filth in Sin City where just about everything can happen and does. Awesome if at times creepy fun.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
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Love the cinematography for this film, the black and white really does well for the storyline and comic feel.
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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Three tales of lowdown hitmen, cops, hookers and crazies in a ugly metropolis. Sort of like Pulp Ficition ironically enough with more flash, less pop culture and more monologing. Not bad but definitely not for all tastes.
review by . May 05, 2009
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WARNING: This film contains graphic stylized violence including torture, as well as sexuality/nudity, coarse language, and disturbing themes.       Only a sick and twisted mind could conceive of the warped stories that are found in the graphic novel series Sin City. Frank Miller is just such a mind. His morbid fascinations with corrupt authority figures, hypocritical religions, sleazy yet strong-willed women, and violent anti-heroes are thrust into the spotlight in his work. …
Quick Tip by . July 22, 2010
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Amazing movie that has been in my top 10 fav movies for 5 years now. the plot, script, cinematography and style are awesome. Just waiting for Sin City 2!!!
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Loved it!
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
NOt a huge fan...for its style it was good.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
great stuff
review by . March 21, 2009
The director took a little bit of Pulp Fiction and combined it with some of the gore of Kill Bill to come up with this highly entertaining film. It is like a dark comic book come to life, shot in black in white, with color only used when the director was emphasizing something.       The main actors Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, and Bruce Willis are all excellent in different ways. All three are protectors of the women and act as dark knights to save them. Additionally, Josh Harnett …
review by . November 09, 2008
Sin City
One of the best movies of 2005, Sin City has action, horror, and spectacular visuals; all you need is a strong stomach and a twisted sense of humor. I've never read the graphic novels, so I won't be doing a comparison to those, just a review from a happy moviegoer who loves it when style and substance meld together to form a visual treat like Sin City.     The plot is simply mayhem and revenge, cops and criminals, in a dark world of concrete and sin. There's lots of blood, Tarentino …
review by . November 27, 2005
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The director took a little bit of Pulp Fiction and combined it with some of the gore of Kill Bill to come up with this highly entertaining film. It is like a dark comic book come to life, shot in black in white, with color only used when the director was emphasizing something.    The main actors Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, and Bruce Willis are all excellent in different ways. All three are protectors of the women and act as dark knights to save them. Additionally, Josh Harnett …
review by . February 25, 2006
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Perhaps the worst movie of all time. Unwatchable. My wife and I made it through about 20 minutes before we shut it off. It's classic "Terrantino" garbage - shock value and that's all.
review by . January 19, 2006
I'm writing this review as a person who only knew about the novels of Sin City but never read any of them. Like some people I wanted to see this movie but got a little turned off because it was in black and white. Even though the picture is in black and white It's a nicely done picture. It's extremely smooth and crisp and it becomes beautiful when some color is added to make certain things stick out.   After seeing how well done it is you can't stop watching. It needed to be in black and …
review by . December 01, 2005
Once my husband and I purchased this movie, I didn't know what to expect. All I knew about it that it was unique, due to all the hype. I have to admit that it was pretty good no lie. Whether you like Roberto Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and Quentin Tarantino or whether you don't, this film raises the bar for comic book and comic book concept movies for the future. This trio made a gritty masterpiece of this underground comic book hit! They have perfected stylist zed violence; they have sniggered and …
review by . April 10, 2005
Pros: One of kind special effects that hold true to the comic graphics; performances.     Cons: The relentless violence makes this movie seriously unsuitable for children.     The Bottom Line: Not for the faint of heart; see it on the big screen for the full effect.     I was warned. I was warned before going to see this movie by countless reviews and reviewers that this (Sin City) was going to be a one of a kind experience, never mind …
review by . March 31, 2005
Pros: Great Visuals and action segments.     Cons: Paper thin plot and characters.     The Bottom Line: A unique and distinctive work that should delight fans of Tarantino and Rodriguez.     In a dazzling blend of muted color, violence, and eroticism Frank Millers graphic novel “Sin City” has burst upon the screen with a visual style that is as diverse as the star studded cast that drives it.      Set in the …
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