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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 noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. There's the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ David Germain, Associated Press
"While the book succeeded in pushing the boundaries of its medium, the film merely feels like a triumph of technology."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out New York
"So hyper-dramatic that even the most horrifying elements play as a sort of quiet camp rather than bland torture porn."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Sin City is a lot of things, but most of all, it's fun. It may not be for everyone, but everyone should see it once anyway, just to find out if it's for them."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"My own trajectory while watching Sin City--excited, bored, offended...back to bored...roll credits"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"For all its astronomical body count, Sin City is brazenly, thrillingly alive."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"A worthwhile piece of eye candy."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"There's something unsatisfying about Sin City, but it is elevated by a great cast and the visuals are incredible."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"This extremely violent movie is NOT for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Sin City is the most accurate adaptation ever done of a comic book."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"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."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"If Raymond Chandler and Daffy Duck could have produced a child, Sin City would be their baby."
‑ Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The cast is excellent and the computer-generated visuals are consistently stunning. Too bad the narration sounds like a string of clichés from creaky old detective novels."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"On one hand, Robert Rodriguez drenches "Sin City" in his usual monsoon of ironic, macho macabre. On the other, do-gooder pride prove as dangerous as broads or bad guys, offering a thematically gray complement to arctic-white, inkblot-black visuals."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Hot chicks, big guns, bad ass bruisers, what more could you ask for?"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
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