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

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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.

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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.

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Cast

Bruce Willis
as Hartigan
Powers Boothe
as Senator Roark
Stacy Keach
as Wallenquist
Marton Csokas
as Damien Lord
Jude Ciccolella
as Lt. Liebowitz
Lady Gaga
as Bertha
Samuel Davis
as Frat Boy #3
Mike Davis
as Frat Boy #4
Kimberly Cox
as Lillian
Eloise Dejoria
as Joey's Wife
Bob Schreck
as Mulgrew
Sylvia Froman
as Landlady
Tommy Townsend
as Wino Old Timer
John Wirt
as Heavy
Luis Albert Acevedo
as Security Guard #1
Emmy Robbin
as Flamethrower
Luis Albert Acevedo Jr.
as Security Guard #1
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Critic Reviews for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

All Critics (169) | Top Critics (38)

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.

Full Review… | September 22, 2016
AV Club
Top Critic

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… | August 28, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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… | August 22, 2014
The Atlantic
Top Critic

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
Denver Post
Top Critic

Miller's original comic-book frames serve narrative functions, but these movies are all grabby graphics, devoid of compelling style.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Orange County Register
Top Critic

You don't expect to be exhausted by reams of soul-sick narration and artful chiaroscuro compositions, but that's what happens.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

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

½

Not really my favorite genre, but visually beautiful and Eva Green, so no grizzling from me.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Oddly lifeless prequel to the 2005 already-classic. While a superficial glance might make you think things are just like in the first film, actually, they're not. The effects look faker, the characters just don't click, or don't feel like the same ones anymore (excluding Rourke's Marv). Sure, there is some gory action, a lot of crime noir voice over and all that jazz, but it all feels so pretentious this time and leaves you so very indifferent, in worst cases even pisses you off. I don't wanna say this almost ruins the original, but now I dunno how to finish this sentence. Miss out on this if you can.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

I can't really decide which of the subplots is the dullest and most forgettable, or if Nancy's revenge story could have possibly been any less pointless or dragged any less had it been cut by half - everything so flat that it doesn't even make me want to write about it.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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