Sin City
Sin City (2005)

The Eisner Award-winning comic series Sin City comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series' history, this violent crime… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually groundbreaking and terrifically violent, Sin City brings the dark world of Frank Miller's graphic novel to vivid life.

David Germain
Associated Press

With a huge, well-chosen cast and the blessing of Miller, who was on set as Rodriguez's co-director, Sin City is a gloriously stylized world unlike anything you've seen before on screen.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out New York

While the book succeeded in pushing the boundaries of its medium, the film merely feels like a triumph of technology.

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Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz

Now that I've seen the late-arriving sequel, I can't for the life of me work out why I ever thought it would be a good idea.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

For all its astronomical body count, Sin City is brazenly, thrillingly alive.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A worthwhile piece of eye candy.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

So hyper-dramatic that even the most horrifying elements play as a sort of quiet camp rather than bland torture porn.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

While Sin City on screen evokes the same feeling of bottomless decadence and dread that the novels do, there is one crucial difference -- you can put the novels down.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

If Raymond Chandler and Daffy Duck could have produced a child, Sin City would be their baby.

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Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

There's something unsatisfying about Sin City, but it is elevated by a great cast and the visuals are incredible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
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KJ Proulx
Most adaptations of graphic novels are style over substance but this is a great balance of both, making for a very entertaining film-noir style. "Sin… More
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