Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

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
"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."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dark Horizons
"Unfortunately - very unfortunately - A Dame To Kill For offers nothing new and feels terribly, sadly, redundant."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"There's a bleak beauty to all of this, but also there's a reliance on stereotypes, male and female, that, while they come directly from the source material, are starting to become irritating."
‑ David Stratton, The Australian
"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 narration feels overdone and the stories aren't as captivating."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"After the near-brilliance Robert Rodriguez achieved with 2005's Sin City comes the sequel that has been promised for so long it crossed that line where people just stopped caring. And with good reason."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Sin City 2 isn't a particularly inferior film to its predecessor. It's just that, after all this time, the novelty is no longer there."
‑ Tom Clift, Concrete Playground
"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
"Creative, lurid, immature, and pointless"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Familiar actors come and bloodily go, generally failing to make sense of reductive roles."
‑ Craig Mathieson, The Age (Australia)
"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)
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