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Sin City (2005)

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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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Crime | Thriller

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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Both Nancy (Jessica Alba) and Wendy (Jaime King) drive cars with the license plates "LEV 311." Frank Miller often puts this in his various stories for "favourite girl" character in that story. The number is a nod to his wife and frequent collaborator Lynn Varley, whose birthday is March 11th. See more »


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Avoid this stunning film if violence offends you.
2 June 2006 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Channel surfing late one night I stumbled across this film and stopped to look because of the unusual cinematography. It's visually stunning, mostly in b&w and that evokes a film noir atmosphere punctuated with those brilliant flashes of color. Two minutes later I couldn't take my eyes away. This unique film is superbly executed, the casting, the screenplay, the special effects, everything about it. As we all know, there is an expansive library of film work out there for a wide range of tastes and sensibilities. If yours are delicate, if you are offended by gore and violence, then this film will NOT be your cup of tea. Stay away from it. But if both the horror and film noir genres appeal to you, you'll probably find this movie as captivating as I did.

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