Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
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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Critic Reviews for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miller's original comic-book frames serve narrative functions, but these movies are all grabby graphics, devoid of compelling style.
Audience Reviews for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Not really my favorite genre, but visually beautiful and Eva Green, so no grizzling from me.
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.
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.
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