Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite. Weaving together Miller's classic stories with new tales, Sin City's hard-boiled citizens once again cross paths with more reviled inhabitants.

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 18, 2014
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Dame to Kill For boasts the same stylish violence and striking visual palette as the original Sin City, but lacks its predecessor's brutal impact.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Reviewers were forbidden from posting a word about this sequel until opening day, lest we give away the shocking secret that it's a carbon copy of its predecessor.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

Miller's original comic-book frames serve narrative functions, but these movies are all grabby graphics, devoid of compelling style.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

I can't actually be sure that anything happened.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

There are a handful of ways in which A Dame to Kill For actually improves on the first movie. Alas, none are enough to prevent it from being a substantial disappointment.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

You don't expect to be exhausted by reams of soul-sick narration and artful chiaroscuro compositions, but that's what happens.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The fact that the performances are stronger this time doesn't compensate for what is just a hundred minutes of droning nonsense.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

A Dame To Kill For isn't likely to create converts out of those uninterested in the pulpy side of fiction. But it more than earns its keep in terms of lavishing love, mildly ironic as well as pretty damn earnest, on pumped-up noir.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

For those who appreciated Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's 2005 campy, kinetic film noir homage, Sin City, the 2014 follow-up, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is unlikely to disappoint.

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Gary Dowell
Dark Horizons

Unfortunately, the long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill doesn't prove to be worth the wait. Whereas the first film was kitschy, ambitious schlock, its sequel is a monotonous, shallow, parody of its predecessor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
I can't really decide which of the subplots is the dullest and most dispensable, or if Nancy's revenge story could have been any less pointless or… More
Mark Hobin
The characters are shockingly devoid of merit, especially for a drama in these "enlightened" times. Film noir has always highlighted the femme fatale.… More
Mark Walker
"No one's ever really guessed what hell is. It's watching the ones you love...in pain" After a nine year gap, director Robert Rodriguez… More
Greg S
Three more stories from Frank Miller's "Sin City": a gambler (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) takes on a corrupt senator in a card game; P.I. Dwight (Josh… More
Markus Robinson
Not without its flaws (mostly surrounding some extremely dated noir pacing) "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" at the very least is better than people are… More
Everett Johnson
So 9 years ago the first "Sin City" came out and I was in love. It was so fresh and original. The stories, the way it looked, the performances. It… More

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