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Sin City (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  1 April 2005 (USA)
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A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.


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Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. Written by Tom Benton

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sustained strong stylized violence, nudity and sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frank Miller's Sin City  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,120,273 (USA) (1 April 2005)


$2,351,101 (Brazil) (26 August 2005)

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| (unrated, recut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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User Reviews

Sin City is Sinsational!
17 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just watched the Advance Screening last night and I must say that this movie pulls all the punches in violence. It deserves its hard R rating in the first five minutes and doesn't let up until the end credits roll. It has it all - bullets, boobs and be-headings - beautifully set in a grim atmosphere that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. All cast performances were excellent - especially Mickey Rourke's "Marv" character. Fans of the comic will not be disappointed in this film adaption. This movie is definitely not for the squeamish or faint-of-heart.

Sin City grabs you by the nuts and doesn't let go! A must see!

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