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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Reviews

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 28, 2014
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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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.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

August 22, 2014
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 22, 2014
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
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Miller's original comic-book frames serve narrative functions, but these movies are all grabby graphics, devoid of compelling style.

Full Review Source: Orange County Register | Original Score: D

August 22, 2014
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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You don't expect to be exhausted by reams of soul-sick narration and artful chiaroscuro compositions, but that's what happens.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2014
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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For those who appreciated Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's 2005 campy, kinetic film noir homage, Sin City, the 2014 follow-up, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is unlikely to disappoint.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

August 22, 2014
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It's hard to believe that so much visual elegance has been brought to bear on material so ugly, and yet the disjunction is intentional, and the film is all of a piece.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 22, 2014
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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If you showed the Sin City midnight world in smaller doses, as a weekly series on late-night cable television, the slick graphics and cold kink might be more compelling.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2014
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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The movie winds up folding under the weight of its own heavy tone, itself another victim of the darkness and nihilism of Sin City.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

August 22, 2014
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Why sit through this pimply excuse for pulp fiction? Why not read the real boys (Goodis, Cain, Thompson), or see the real films (Forget it, Jake. It's not Chinatown)?

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 22, 2014
Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
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Anyone offended by graphic violence, kinky sex and eyefuls of nudity should stay away. But for those who like their fiction hard-boiled like a rock and naughty to the bone, expect to be pleased, if not thoroughly satisfied.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 22, 2014
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The movie's all just broads and mugs and gats and gore.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 22, 2014
Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
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In a Hollywood landscape where so much action cinema in plagued with sameness, I can not in good conscience give anything with this level of inspired design an entirely negative review.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: 6/10

August 21, 2014
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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The greatest sin of "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" is the way its high style is brought low -- visually stunning, but emotionally vapid, unrelentingly violent, its splendiferous comic book cast mostly squandered.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

August 21, 2014
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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This is one badass movie.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 21, 2014
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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If only the characters didn't have to talk.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C-

August 21, 2014
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Punishingly stylized, this marriage of comic-book panels and hard-boiled dialogue has a heaviness that can't be explained solely by its cynicism or lack of wit. It's a blunt instrument whose visual shadings far surpass the kill-or-be-killed storytelling.

Full Review Source: New York Times

August 21, 2014
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's a town of bad women and worse poets, where the fists are hard, the talk is tough but nothing is for real - and nothing doesn't add up to much.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 21, 2014
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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As usual with "Sin City," much of the vibe is about echoing genre touchstones, while the look isn't quite like anything else the digital age has seen.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 21, 2014
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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The movie's trademark mix of live action and drawing techniques (white silhouettes, reddened lips, an abundance of venetian blinds) looks fantastic. If it's depth you want, you've knocked on the wrong door.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2014
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is like Paris after the zombie apocalypse: beautiful to look at but not a living soul in sight.

Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com | Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2014
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The cartoonish mayhem in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For aims for a film noir sensibility, but too frequently the script simply resorts to anachronistic scenes of Jessica Alba twerking.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2014
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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As in the first film, there are judicious stabs of color ... And Alba is a showstopper in a fringed cowgirl outfit. But nine years wiser, we know that pretty things aren't always worth killing for.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 21, 2014
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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The aesthetic quality is still there, even if there haven't been too many great leaps since Rodriguez unveiled "Sin City" in 2005. But the stories aren't nearly as engrossing.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2014
Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is worth the watch if you expect nothing more than disparate comic-strip frames of action. But nine years in coming, this follow-up ultimately fizzles.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 21, 2014
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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This is a great cast, but with the few exceptions they simply serve the effects.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 21, 2014
Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
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Eva Green is sexy, funny, dangerous and wild - everything the film needed to be - and whenever she's not on screen, we feel her absence as though the sun has blinked off.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly | Original Score: C-

August 21, 2014
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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It is, in almost every way, inferior to its predecessor. It's poorly paced and repetitive.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

August 21, 2014
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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The characters don't click, and the action feels dull.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2014
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I'm not sure what mood I'd have to be in to truly enjoy "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." But I'm not in it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2014
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For doesn't explode onscreen the way the first one did. Miller's monochrome palette, splashed with color that shines like a whore's lip gloss, doesn't startle as it once did.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2014
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It's 100 solid minutes of wearying pastiche, and I found myself checking my watch a lot.

Full Review Source: New York Post

August 21, 2014
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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This new "Sin City" features the signature characteristics and many of the original's characters but seems less adventurous. It feels a little flabby and self-satisfied. The element of surprise is gone.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2014
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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As an exercise in style, it's diverting enough, but these mean streets are so well traveled that it takes someone like Eva Green to make the detour through them worth the trip.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 20, 2014
Justin Chang
Variety
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Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled crotches and severed noggins and still leaves you checking your watch every 10 minutes.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 20, 2014
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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This is Rodriguez's second sequel in a row in which he turns sex, violence and exploitation into an occasional for dullness. For a film loaded with decapitations and gun-toting ladies in bondage gear, Sin City gets really tedious really quickly.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

August 20, 2014
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