Sin City Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Sin City the Movie

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2.5 4.0 from 2 reviews

Rodriguez teamed with comic legend Frank Miller to co-direct this overly literal adaptation of Miller's black-and-white crime noir series. Set in the hellishly corrupt Basin City, the plot bounces between a menagerie of unsavory anti-heroes, including Marv (Rourke), a lovable thug bent on avenging a hooker's murder; Dwight (Owen), a moralistic man-with-a-past; and Hartigan (Willis), a cop who spent eight years in prison to protect a virtuous stripper (Alba). More of a slideshow than a film, you'll marvel at how closely it resembles the comic, though the directors' fundamentalist zeal for their source material tests the audience's patience throughout. Acting and pacing are ignored while Rodriguez uses cheap-looking CGI to slavishly reproduce exact panels of Miller's art. Fanboy fervor gone too far.


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Available on DVD
Running time 124 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Action-Thriller, Action-Drama, Contemporary Noir, Adapted from Comics, Private Eyes, Anthology, Police Detectives, Revenge, Oldest Profession, Strippers, Rogue Cops, Hit Men/Women
Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Carla Gugino, Josh Hartnett, Rutger Hauer, Jaime (James) King, Michael Madsen, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood, Marley Shelton, Powers Boothe, Nicky Katt, Makenzie Vega, Arie Verveen, Tommy Nix, Jude Ciccolella
Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Robert Rodriguez, Graeme Revell, John Debney
John Pritchett, Jeanette Scott, Nina Proctor
Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Dimension Films

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