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



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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.

Rating: R (for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense , Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: William Monahan , Frank Miller , Frank Miller (II)
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (36)

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For proves that no matter how many clouds and thunder you put on a screen, it's hard to catch lightning in a bottle a second time.

Full Review… | March 4, 2015

I can't actually be sure that anything happened.

Full Review… | December 15, 2014
2UE That Movie Show

The fact that the performances are stronger this time doesn't compensate for what is just a hundred minutes of droning nonsense.

Full Review… | December 9, 2014
Cinema Crazed

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.

Full Review… | October 17, 2014
Dark Horizons

The narration feels overdone and the stories aren't as captivating.

Full Review… | October 15, 2014
ABC Radio Brisbane

Creative, lurid, immature, and pointless

Full Review… | October 12, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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 was excited to see the continuation.
Sadly this goes down as one of my biggest disappointments. Clive Owen did not reprise his role. Some of the more dynamic characters were not replaced with equally intriguing ones (not the fault of Levitt or Brolin).
A Dame to Kill For felt like a true sequel, a shell of its former self and void of what made it great to begin with.

Gregory Dark

Super Reviewer

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 itself in chapters. Chapter telling isn't a problem; however, the story-lines are poorly intertwined with each other, leaving a feeling of 3 separate arcs to follow. The film noir style that the picture employs also tones down any excitement; in the end the film feels very monotone in nature.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For goes black and white with a spot of color for its presentation. It gets tiresome fairly quickly, hampering the film visually. It is what it is, but the violence never feels cringe-worthy and the nudity never looks as extravagant as it should.

The cast is nicely chosen. Despite a bland performance, Mickey Rourke finds himself with a likeable character. Eva Green always finds ways to stand out. She truly is a dame to kill for. Powers Booth is a nice watch.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For passes by at a steady pace, yet when the end credits start to roll, it's hard to feel like anything happened.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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 to Kill For lacks that momentum and power that drove the previous film nearly 9 years ago. Fair plots, fair executions makes this film overall fair. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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