Sin City (2005)
Critic Consensus: Visually groundbreaking and terrifically violent, Sin City brings the dark world of Frank Miller's graphic novel to vivid life.
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Critic Reviews for Sin City
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.
For all its astronomical body count, Sin City is brazenly, thrillingly alive.
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.
While the book succeeded in pushing the boundaries of its medium, the film merely feels like a triumph of technology.
Audience Reviews for Sin City
Sin City is a gorgeous and cartoonishly violent mix of old school film noir style and new school digital technology. Robert Rodriguez has brought Frank Miller's graphic novel to life on the screen almost panel to panel. The results are fascinating. Each story has dark, brooding, yet interesting protagonists. Their villains are equally menacing. The all star cast is clearly having fun getting in touch with their inner Humphrey Bogart. Fully embracing its pulp roots, Sin City depicts reluctant anti-heroes trying to exist in a city overwhelmed with corruption and despair. It's the ultimate in hard boiled fiction.
Most adaptations of graphic novels are style over substance but this is a great balance of both, making for a very entertaining film-noir style. "Sin City" is like a series of short films strung together to create a compelling story, and in this case, it could not have been done any better. Being released in 2005, this way of filmmaking was pretty groundbreaking and I admire Robert Rodriguez for going to new heights. With some awesome action scenes, some beautiful cinematography, great green screen work, and multiple interesting stories, "Sin City" is one of my favourite adaptations of a graphic novel. Mickey Rourke is the most notable in his role as Marv, making for one badass guy who drives most of this film to be as strong as it is. Sure, there are some pretty dumb moments and the narration can become a little distracting and tedious, but you just can't deny, this is a great movie!
Stylized, intertwined stories of rough men in an urban hellscape full of ninja hookers, corrupt cops, and cannibal serial killers. The visionary quality of the nourish cinematography (black and white with occasional color accents) outweighs the cartoonish PULP FICTION-lite plot and the general sense that the whole movie is nakedly pandering to teenage boys' least sophisticated sex and violence fantasies.
Sin City Quotes
|Marv:||I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad.|
|Hartigan:||An old man dies, a young woman lives. Fair trade.|
|Hartigan:||[after pounding Roark Jr.'s head to mush] So long, Junior. Been a pleasure.|
|Hartigan:||So long, Junior. Been a pleasure.|
|Marv:||[Narrating] I've been having so much fun I forgot to take my medicine.|
|Marv:||I've been having so much fun, I forgot to take my medicine.|
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