Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite. Weaving together Miller's classic stories with new tales, Sin City's hard-boiled citizens once again cross paths with more reviled inhabitants.

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 22, 2014
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2014
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Dame to Kill For boasts the same stylish violence and striking visual palette as the original Sin City, but lacks its predecessor's brutal impact.

David Sims
AV Club

To call Sin City noir is to misunderstand the genre, as perhaps Miller does. Each story ends pretty simply-in brutal fighting and murder-and lacks genuine intrigue or ambiguity.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For isn't for the weak-kneed. It's a punch to the gut, a cigarette burn on the soul.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

Miller's original comic-book frames serve narrative functions, but these movies are all grabby graphics, devoid of compelling style.

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

The duration between the first film and its sequel doesn't fully explain the new film's flaws, it's quite instructive when examining the reactions to them.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

You don't expect to be exhausted by reams of soul-sick narration and artful chiaroscuro compositions, but that's what happens.

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post

With Sin City: A Dame to Kill For... you can't take your eyes off the hyper-stylised fetishism on-screen... but you'll find it difficult to remember anything afterwards. This is instant gratification, a hard drug for the eyes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Oddly lifeless prequel to the 2005 already-classic. While a superficial glance might make you think things are just like in the first film, actually,… More
Gregory Dark
The original is a favorite flick of mine. Its been a long ten years between 1 and 2. Admittedly my enthusiasm has died down a bit during that decade. Still I… More
Carlos Magalh„es
I can't really decide which of the subplots is the dullest and most forgettable, or if Nancy's revenge story could have possibly been any less… More
JY Skacto
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For takes a mediocre stroll around the hood. For an hour and 40 minutes, the story delivers… More
Phil Hubbs
Holy silhouettes the sequel finally arrives, a cool nine years after the original hit. A direct sequel that follows on from the original with all the characters… More
Eugene Bernabe
It still has that great visual portrayal of comic-book violence and its stylish aura and even some good performances from its stacked cast, but Sin City: A Dame… More