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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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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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$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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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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