Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Reviews

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September 22, 2016
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.
August 28, 2014
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.
August 22, 2014
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.
August 22, 2014
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.
August 22, 2014
Miller's original comic-book frames serve narrative functions, but these movies are all grabby graphics, devoid of compelling style.
August 22, 2014
You don't expect to be exhausted by reams of soul-sick narration and artful chiaroscuro compositions, but that's what happens.
August 6, 2019
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is part entertaining cartoon noir, part violently fetishized relationship revenge fantasy. The first part is recommendable; the second part is vile.
August 2, 2019
The actors clearly know how to fit into this graphic noir world, and are a great reason to see this quasi-sequel.
May 25, 2019
Despite the opportunities granted by previous installments, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For regrettably features less of the same - both in style and substance.
February 1, 2019
Lacks the same sizzle as the original, making it a flat sequel that is all style and little substance.
November 1, 2018
It often feels like the table scraps of the first film, which basically used up all the best material and that doesn't leave much for this follow-up to work with.
October 23, 2018
Unfortunately the narrative changes, sluggish pacing and mind-blowing lack of established time keep the film from achieving the lofty goals the original [Sin City] attained.
August 22, 2018
This latest onscreen venture is imperfect, but it still put a goofy grin on this grumpy critic's face.
August 13, 2018
As visually intoxicating as the film is on the outside, it's dimly vacant on the inside, with not even Eva Green's presence and charged performance able to hold the audiences attention.
November 14, 2017
With its simple dialogues and also because it is in essence a gorgeous-looking tableaux, enjoy this slick slice of cinema more for its visuals rather than anything else.
November 8, 2017
This is risk-taking, melodramatic stuff, but handled well.
August 30, 2017
It is very rarely that we see good sequels and this one is not to be missed.
May 9, 2017
A bad movie that overshadows what Miller can still give and which shelters the expectations of those who waited so long to receive so little. [Full review in Spanish]
March 27, 2017
The film attempts to emulate the languid pace of classic noir, but lacks the narrative complexity or compelling dialogue of its forebears.
July 14, 2016
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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