Sin City Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
January 13, 2015
With every bloody, stylishly seductive moment, it crashes through comic book movie conventions to blast through the screen as a mesmerizing and captivating crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
October 16, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 27, 2014
So hyper-dramatic that even the most horrifying elements play as a sort of quiet camp rather than bland torture porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 14, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Germain
Associated Press
April 14, 2013
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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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
April 14, 2013
For all its astronomical body count, Sin City is brazenly, thrillingly alive.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 14, 2013
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.
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 30, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
This extremely violent movie is NOT for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 1, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
September 3, 2010
My own trajectory while watching Sin City--excited, bored, offended...back to bored...roll credits
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
Sin City is the most accurate adaptation ever done of a comic book.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Hot chicks, big guns, bad ass bruisers, what more could you ask for?
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 18, 2009
"Sin City" is a high contrast tour de force cinematic adaptation of Frank Miller's hugely popular and wickedly grotesque graphic novel homage to the hard-boiled style of Dashell Hammett and Mickey Spillane.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
April 17, 2009
A Ground-Breaking Piece of Film-Noir Fantasy.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 31, 2007
...a gleaming pop revelation, a completely realized vision...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 7, 2007
Eager to blaze trails for desktop moviemaking, what did these artists do? Throw fuel on the fires of viewers' basest appetites.
| Original Score: D
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
August 16, 2007
While the book succeeded in pushing the boundaries of its medium, the film merely feels like a triumph of technology.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
About as close to geek heaven as a film adaptation has ever been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
A worthwhile piece of eye candy.
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