Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

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
"While it might not feel as complete and well-rounded as the first movie, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is a worthily prurient follow-up that offers up a whole bundle of new cinematic tricks, and a rogue's gallery of exciting new characters."
‑ Erin Free, FILMINK (Australia)
"The stylistic brilliance of the Sin City sequel is much the same as its forerunner in 2005 - an explosive interpretation of Frank Miller's graphic novels in which dames are curvaceous temptresses and men are killing machines at the ready"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"If Sin City was a hard-on of sex and violence told in an eye popping world of gritty nourish delights, than Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is its impotent follow up."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"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
"While it's not the mind-blowing event that the first film was, there's still enjoyment to be had, and Eva Green makes anything she stars in a must see."
‑ Stephen Lambrechts, Neon Maniacs
"Becomes full-on parody without even necessarily recognizing it."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"No snappy lines; melodrama and vicious violence prevail. Less a pastiche of noir than a hyper-sado-macho parody. There's a scuzzy sense of pointlessness throughout as this noir caricature-slicked franchise goes through its animotions."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"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
"The mood is dry as gunpowder - and as explosive"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Coalesce[s] into a sort of indistinguishable mushiness in Rodriguez and Miller's flabby directorial hands."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The movie is a more joyless affair than all this suggests. Had you never seen a film noir, nor read any Raymond Chandler or Mickey Spillane, you would not guess from watching this picture that the genre was known for whiskey-dry wit."
‑ Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman
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