Sin City

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    Sin City is a neo-noir crime thriller based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series of the same name.The film is primarily based on three of Miller's works: The Hard Goodbye, about a man who embarks on a brutal rampage in search of his one-time sweetheart's killer; The Big Fat Kill, Show more... which focuses on a street war between a group of prostitutes and a group of mercenaries; and That Yellow Bastard, which follows an aging police officer who protects a young woman from a grotesquely disfigured serial killer.

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    With a huge, well-chosen cast and the blessing of Miller, who was on set as Rodriguez's co-director, Sin City is a gloriously stylized world unlike anything you've seen before on screen.

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    For all its astronomical body count, Sin City is brazenly, thrillingly alive.

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    While Sin City on screen evokes the same feeling of bottomless decadence and dread that the novels do, there is one crucial difference -- you can put the novels down.

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    While the book succeeded in pushing the boundaries of its medium, the film merely feels like a triumph of technology.

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    A worthwhile piece of eye candy.

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    If Raymond Chandler and Daffy Duck could have produced a child, Sin City would be their baby.

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    The look of it remains exceptional, a high-contrast monochrome showcase of sheeting rain, shattering glass and white-on-black silhouettes, with occasional motifs picked out in vivid colour.

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    Can bring more pain than satisfaction.

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    In the end, I have to say I liked Sin City almost in spite of myself.

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    Robert Rodriguez is one audaciously talented man.

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    It's a hard, viciously funny little movie, one with all the subtlety of a billy club. But there's artistry here, too.

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    The movie feels like a reductive exercise. Rodriguez might have accomplished what he set out to do, but I'm not sure he's done anyone any favors.

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    Two hours and six minutes has never seemed so much like two and six-tenths seconds. It's pure pulp metafiction.

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    Miller's world of rough customers living on the wild side possesses a sordid allure, which the directors dazzlingly deliver to the screen.

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    To remember Sin City hours later is to remember from a different part of the brain that remembers conventional movies.

    4/4
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    Miller's many fans are likely to hail this as a masterpiece. Rarely has an artist in one medium been so loyally served by another.

    3/4
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    The most gorgeous digital movie ever made. It represents a stunning leap forward in both the technology of digital cinema and the art of filmmaking.

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    Sin City is a hard, cold, relentless assault. It's also something Hollywood seems to have given up on: a bold, uncompromised vision.

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    Ultimately comes off as an exercise in cold-blooded stylishness, uninvolving and overlong at 2 hours and 6 minutes.

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    You've got to hand it to Miller and Rodriguez. Their Sin City is no place for tourists.

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    I loved it, I loved it, I loved it. I loved every gorgeous sick disgusting ravishing overbaked blood-spurting artificial frame of it.

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    Watch it, listen to it. Just don't chew on it too much. It's not great art, and it's not great literature. It is just the flat-out coolest looking movie to come along in years.

    4/5
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    Undeniably exciting, and as close to a comic book as the movies have ever gotten. It's a fun ride.

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    Unlike anything you've ever seen before.

    3/4
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    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.

    3/4
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    Once the novelty of its considerable razzle-dazzle wears off, the film just sits there, because Rodriguez has made one simple, but fatal, mistake: As cinematic as they are, Miller's graphic novels aren't movies.

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    Except for the striking images, it starts to fade even as you're watching it. It is such a bold and striking movie, however, that for the first time we can appreciate the full potential of what Rodriguez has wrought.

    3/4
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    Sin City gives sin a great name -- it's never been more plentiful or looked so gorgeous. What a visually stunning film this is.

    3/4
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    This big-screen treatment of Miller's graphic novels is a soft- core marathon of stylized mayhem, flesh-pot excess and cinematic pretense.

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    It's loud, large, sick and a whole lot of fun.

    B+
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    A redemption saga as overripe with religious allegory as it is anything else, in search of a confession booth or maybe just the hard stuff straight up or even a cold shower. But you won't simply leave it behind. It hurts too good.

    4/4
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    If you have a taste for this sort of thing, it's difficult to imagine how it could be done any better.

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    Without doubt the most visually stunning live action transfer of the comic book format to the big screen ever made.

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    Sin City is the first great Hollywood joy ride of the year.

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    It'll be interesting to see how time treats City's novelty value once live action/computer screen hybrids become more common. Right now it looks like one of the movies that will define its year even more than the Kill Bill duo did.

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    Rodriguez and company have so faithfully captured Miller's essence, there's something beautiful about the whole thing. It's an act of inspired reverence.

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    Sin City is one of those films that you know going in is either going to be super-cool or ultra-awful. And in this case, depending on how you look at it, you can't lose or you can't win, because it's both.

    C
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    Sin City has been made with such scrupulous care and obvious love for its genre influences that it's a shame the movie is kind of a bore.

    2/5
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    Every now and then, a movie does more than gamely defend the status quo but actually advances the art form. So it is with Sin City, a stunning, brutal vision of a city gone mad.

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    Sometimes it all seems as schematic as a theme park attraction. Mostly, though, the movie comes across like the fever dream of a smart, put-upon adolescent who'd been up all night watching every black-and-white crime movie made since the sound era.

    3/4
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    It's a visualization of the pulp noir imagination, uncompromising and extreme. Yes, and brilliant.

    4/4
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    I found the movie every bit as sickening as its creators intended it to be, minus the kicks they so palpably got out of making it.

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    I can't endorse the content, but I can't dismiss the presentation. Sin City is superlative filmmaking in service of a poisonous view of humanity. It's a dangerous work of art.

    3/4
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    A movie of such high style, done in such a spirit of electrifying fun and creativity, that it kisses the blood right off its own violent hands.

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    What we get is a preponderance of sameness. A movie with one vibe that oversells itself and, eventually, overstays its welcome.

    C+
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    So seduced by the visual possibilities of sin that style becomes its own vice.

    C+
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    Rodriguez loves his material so much that he embalmed it.

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    The major problem is that after about 10 minutes, you've seen all the movie's tricks. The look is hypnotic yet never changes.

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    There's something to appreciate around every corner -- the gritty characters, the uncompromising story, and, most of all, visuals to astound and amaze.

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