Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars

Showtimes near

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Miller's original comic-book frames serve narrative functions, but these movies are all grabby graphics, devoid of compelling style."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"The sordid sagas on display here are by and large a feeble bunch, further hampered by atrocious continuity errors that suggest Rodriguez and Miller didn't even have any recollections of making a Sin City flick before this one."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"With the element of originality gone, this trip to Sin City just ain't as gripping as the first. But you gotta admire its style."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"A lot of what Miller can get away with on the page -- the cliched tough guy banter and Existentialism 101 -- falls flat when played live."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Houston Press
"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."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"You don't expect to be exhausted by reams of soul-sick narration and artful chiaroscuro compositions, but that's what happens."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"The latest Sin City is a major let-down after the brilliance of the original film in 2005."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"No, it's not as good as the original, but this still finds Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez doing their best to make a worthy follow-up, and they come surprisingly close."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth the wait because the technical advancements make this second triptych of stories even more visually stunning."
‑ Rich Cline,
"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."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"despite all the chronological leaps and intersecting storylines, there is something a little shapeless about these four episodes from Miller's graphic novels, with the closing credits suddenly rolling at what seems an entirely arbitrary point."
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"A Dame To Kill For is as one-note as the first film, but Eva Green is a perfect femme fatale, while there's a bigger role for Powers Boothe - and more Powers Boothe is always a good thing."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"The film's brainless, chest-beating brand of hyper-pulp calls into question whether Sin City was any good at all, or whether the novelty of its visuals and storytelling merely masked a howling nothingness at its core."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
More reviews for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This

Sin City
Sin City (2005)
Grindhouse (2007)
300 (2007)
Watchmen (2009)