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We Read Every Review of The New ‘Sin City’ Movie So You Didn’t Have To. Here’s The Verdict…

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a 2014 American crime thriller film and sequel to the 2005 film Sin City. Co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the script is written by Miller, and is primarily based on the second book in the Sin City series by Miller.

In this sequel some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. Things get heated and…well…just watch the trailer below. Things are looking good.

NY Daily News: “The sequel to one of the most visually striking movies of the last 10 years continues the graphic novel-inspired landscape of its predecessor. But the characters don’t click, and the action feels dull.”

Los Angeles Times: “There is an interesting kernel of a story about beauty, betrayal and brutality inside each of the film’s scenarios and a cast that could handle anything thrown at it. But the kernel never pops, and all we’re really left with is a whole lot of neo-noir corn.”

Rolling Stone: “Miller’s monochrome palette, splashed with color that shines like a whore’s lip gloss, doesn’t startle as it once did. It’s like running into an ex-love and realizing that, damn, the thrill is gone.”

USA Today: “The cartoonish mayhem in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For aims for a film noir sensibility, but too frequently the script simply resorts to anachronistic scenes of Jessica Alba tweaking.”

Chicago Sun-Times: “This is one badass movie.”

Washington Post: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is as visually imaginative as its predecessor.”

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Tampa Bay Times: “Despite its unsavory aspects, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is always a pleasure to observe, so artfully artificial with its green-screened backdrops and CGI props.”

ForbesThis is not a film for those who dislike violence or gore. Nor is it one to take a date to. But for those who see the motion picture art form as one based in the beauty of pictures, this is a movie to head out for.”

The New York Times: “The best antidote to all the glowering and posing is Eva Green: As Ava, the titular dame, she’s nothing short of a godsend.”

Film.com: “It has a nose for what’s cool, but is completely inept at execution.”

Entertainment Weekly: “The overall effect is less titillating than numbing.”

The New York Times: “The best antidote to all the glowering and posing is Eva Green: As Ava, the titular dame, she’s nothing short of a godsend.”

Boston Globe: “You could argue that the only thing that’s automatic about A Dame to Kill For, really, is some of the firepower that its hardcases are packing.”

Empire: “A Dame To Kill For shares some of the downsides of the first, particularly dubious female characterisation. But this retains the gritty, gruelling vice-grip on graphic-novel noir that made Sin City so enjoyable.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Alba is a showstopper in a fringed cowgirl outfit. But nine years wiser, we know that pretty things aren’t always worth killing for.”

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