(2005)

Critic Reviews

74

Metascore

Based on 40 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Sun-Times
This isn't an adaptation of a comic book, it's like a comic book brought to life and pumped with steroids.
100
A movie unlike any other.
88
The worst thing I can say about this savage, sexy and ferociously funny screen translation of three stories from Frank Miller's Sin City series of graphic novels is that it's too much of a good thing.
88
Occasionally very funny, the picture tends to coast on its cosmetics. A first-rate script might have made it a twisted masterpiece.
88
Chicago Tribune
Sin City is an evil place, full of awful people, an obsessive movie full of monomaniacal tough guys. Yet when Miller and Rodriguez move it into gear, noir lives.
88
Tarantino may have nicked the title first, but this is the real ''Pulp Fiction," with all the drama and the dead ends that implies.
75
New York Daily News
Sin City snaps, crackles and pops like no graphic novel ever brought to the screen. Mixing live-action with computer-generated images, it looks like the novels, talks and bleeds like the novels, is as muscular and voluptuous as the novels - and it leaves you breathless as only a movie can.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
To say that Sin City is a guy movie - and an often brutally misogynist one, at that - would be an understatement.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Glued tightly from page to screen, Sin City is so seduced by the visual possibilities of sin that style becomes its own vice.
50
For a relentlessly violent and exploitive noir knockoff, Sin City is mystifyingly flat and static - cartoonish, even, if you want to get tautological about it.
50
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Rourke's performance is quite phenomenal, a case of unquenchable talent bursting the bonds of dehumanized artifice.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
Eye-popping yet ultimately thin and shallow as a page in a graphic novel.

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