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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  22 August 2014 (USA)
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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.


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Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. Written by ®

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There is no justice without sin.


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Rated R for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Sin City 2  »

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Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,317,683 (USA) (22 August 2014)


$13,750,556 (USA) (3 October 2014)

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Did You Know?


Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez:  When Nancy has the TV on in her apartment, the 2 bums in the show she is watching are played by Frank Miller (writer and honorary director) and Robert Rodriguez (director). See more »


Nancy states that in the first Sin City, Hartigan killed himself by sticking a gun in his mouth and shooting. He actually shot himself in the forehead. See more »


[first lines]
Marv: Metal screams. Something hits me square in the chest. There's no up or down. I don't weigh a thing.
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Crazy Credits

Robert Rodriguez's credit for cinematography and editing is displayed as "Shot and cut by Robert Rodriguez". See more »


References Rumble Fish (1983) See more »


Written by Michael James Bryant, Jonathan Howard Fugler and Michael James Tournier
Published by Music of V2 America
Administered by Domino Publishing Company
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For all the wrong reasons...
22 August 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

OK, maybe this movie isn't aimed at "mature" audiences, but for adults looking for a trashy good time at the movies then you won't get a movie any better than this. If you want to see unrelenting brutality & most of Eva Green you will get your money's worth & then some.

Green totally owns the "Dame" role that she was perfectly cast for. When her story ends the movie does drop off (fortunately her story is most of the movie).

The "Sin City look" is enhanced by 3D (I normally avoid 3D) & rates as one of the best uses of 3D I've ever seen. Fans (like me) of Miller's "A Dame To Kill For" comic book will be thrilled at it's obsessive loyalty to word & frame screen treatment. It looks fantastic! (Maybe, I mean to say that Green looks fantastic. It's both.) I don't get all the criticism of how this "look" has grown tiresome --not for me in 3D.

All the actors in big roles to small look like they are having a sinful amount of fun, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is almost as strong as Green in a new role in one the new stories written for the movie. If you saw "Looper" (or "Inception") you already know that JGL can play a tough guy despite his physical size.

Make no mistake this movie is a feature length Roadrunner cartoon for adults --emphasis on "adults"--with all of the ridiculous action & over- the-top violence that only a cartoon can get away with because of the way it's rendered.(No kids, please: there is just enough gore that isn't so cartoonish to make it unfit for children.)

Like the first Sin City 9 years ago, this new Sin City is B-movie bliss. (I still don't like Jessica Alba as "Nancy".)

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