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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Aug 21, 2014
    88
    This is one badass movie.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Aug 21, 2014
    75
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Aug 21, 2014
    63
    Alba is a showstopper in a fringed cowgirl outfit. But nine years wiser, we know that pretty things aren’t always worth killing for.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Aug 20, 2014
    50
    As an exercise in style, it's diverting enough, but these mean streets are so well traveled that it takes someone like Eva Green to make the detour through them worth the trip.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Aug 21, 2014
    50
    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 twerking.
  6. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Aug 21, 2014
    40
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Aug 22, 2014
    0
    It’s so egregiously awful, so utterly without merit, that it makes its predecessor seem much worse by association. The film’s brainless, chest-beating brand of hyper-pulp calls into question whether Sin City was any good at all, or whether the novelty of its visuals and storytelling merely masked a howling nothingness at its core.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 67
  2. Negative: 14 out of 67
  1. Aug 22, 2014
    10
    This movie was AWESOME! Everything that I expected and more. It was a great follow up to the first Sin City. Either the people leaving badThis movie was AWESOME! Everything that I expected and more. It was a great follow up to the first Sin City. Either the people leaving bad reviews have not actually seen the movie, or they are not fans of Robert Rodriguez or comic books in general. This is the ONLY movie series out that is made to look and feel exactly like you are reading a comic. Everything about the movie has the comic book feel. The acting is spot on, the visual & special effects were beautiful to the eye. I could not look away. I have been waiting almost 10 years for this movie and I was not disappointed. If you are not a Robert Rodriguez fan and don't like comic books, this movie is not for you. For me, I would see it again and again. Now the wait begins for the Blu Ray Steelbook Collector's Edition. I can't wait!! Expand
  2. Aug 22, 2014
    9
    A return trip to Sin City worth taking, provided you enjoyed the first one. It loses some of the surprises and freshness the first had becauseA return trip to Sin City worth taking, provided you enjoyed the first one. It loses some of the surprises and freshness the first had because you know what to expect from the tone and content this time, but the stories keep things great. It's dark world and beautiful visuals that look like they were pulled straight out of a comic book means that fans won't be disappointed.

    Josh Brolin does a great job as Dwight before the face-change surgery. Doesn't do quite as good as Clive Owen did, and he makes the character feel different than before, but still great. However it might be hard to notice as he gets overshadowed by the fantastic Eva Green. She nails her character bringing all the sex appeal and manipulative qualities required. Surprisingly I do feel she's naked too much. There are scenes where it makes sense for her to be naked, and she's got a great body so I'm not complaining about the view, but often more than a few of the nude scenes feel thrown in for fan-service. She's still great though.

    I'm amazed to say there's actually someone who steals the show from Green for once, and that's Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He's excellent as always and his plot was my favorite in the movie. If someone could and was going to steal the show from Green it would've been him, and he does despite her bare TNA and excellent performance. It's also great to see Mickey Rourke back as Marv even if his character just ends up playing sidekick to the others when they need some skulls busted. It still leads to some excellent violence though.

    Getting to see Alba's "Nancy" more involved in the action is also a surprising treat, although her plot does throw a few kinks in the timeline. I guess her facial scars just healed before Marv's plot in the first movie, which her plot in this one takes place before of. Still fun though.

    All around it's just another awesome Sin City movie. Not quite true noir, but takes enough cues from the genre in order to feel unique. Because of that we get some awesome narration. If you liked the first Sin City then you should like this. I don't see why you wouldn't, even if you don't see it as just as good. For me it was another unforgettable, awesome, dark, and blood-soaked trip back to the dark streets, and I loved every second of it.
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  3. Sep 22, 2014
    8
    Great action , violent , that Comic Book feel , Film Noir and the black and white . The bad , annoying pole dancing , other than Brolin'sGreat action , violent , that Comic Book feel , Film Noir and the black and white . The bad , annoying pole dancing , other than Brolin's character and story the rest needed more screen time . And yes , Eva Green stole the show again ! Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2014
    6
    This 2nd film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novels is all about the style. The stories are set in an ultra film noir world of toughThis 2nd film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novels is all about the style. The stories are set in an ultra film noir world of tough guys and hot femmes. It's mostly black and white with pops of color (usually for the women). Three basic stories play out: doomed love, hateful pride and bitter revenge. The stylized violence and illustrative visuals make for dramatic images. Even though it goes on a bit too long, director Robert Rodriguez has created a rich, moody place. Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2015
    5
    When I saw Eva Green will be starring in this movie I thought that half of the movie we will be seeing Eva Green's boobs. Her boobs are good,When I saw Eva Green will be starring in this movie I thought that half of the movie we will be seeing Eva Green's boobs. Her boobs are good, I do not complain, but this is action-noir movie, not an erotic one. Manute is really pale compared to Michael Dunkan. So as usual, unfortunately, second movie is worse than first one. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2014
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not nearly as good as the first one,its like they tried to hard.Acting seemed mediocre at times.If you loved the first one as i did this one might be a real let down for you,the only thing that i enjoyed was the explosion and some violence other than that its disappointing,And even having Eva green nude most of the movie isn't really a wow factor.The 3D aspect makes it a bit better but doesn't the movie make the movie worth it overall. Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2015
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. ¿Os acordáis hace ya 9 años, de Sin City?, es posiblemente una película que sorprendió tanto al público y a la critica, una película con estética visual muy de cómic, jugando con sombras, efectos de luz en blanco y negro, un repartazo y aderezado con una historia coral de criminales y perdedores, en una ciudad corrupta y podrida hasta los cimientos. La primera película adaptó bastante bien y con bastante fidelidad los tomos de El duro adiós, La gran masacre y Ese bastardo amarillo, solo dejaron en el tintero el tomo de Mataría por ella.

    Lógicamente tras el éxito de Sin City, habría una inminente segunda parte a corto plazo, pero pasaron los años y no salía nada, ni una sola noticia, Frank Miller mientras saca ese ñordo de The Spirit, y hace unos meses nos empezaron a bombardear con imagenes, trailers, que dan a entender entre otras cosas, que Frank Miller ha escrito nuevas historias solo para el film además de llevar el tomo que les faltaba, si la primera película era una muchacha provocativa, sexy y brillante, la secuela 9 años después es el aborto impregnado de heces resultante de una incentuosa relación entre primos.

    Sin City 2, es una película que todo el encanto que tenía la anterior, desaparece y se reemplaza por una versión barata y cutre de Sin City, primero tenemos una narrativa, que si en la anterior estaba contada de tal forma, que podías saber en todo momento cuando se situaba los hechos que te comentan, saltando al pasado y al presente sin producir ningún tipo de confusión al espectador que no conociese/ leído los cómics. En esta secuela, al tonto del sombrero y al puto loco de los cojones de Miller Rodriguez y Miller, se la sopla ordenar la historia de una manera que tenga coherencia y cae en el caos narrativo mas absoluto, provocando cosas como ponerte en situaciones que simplemente desconciertan al espectador. Las tramas, exceptuando la trama de Ava Lord (Segundo mojonazo que se mete Eva Green este año) y Dwight (Mataría por ella), que es la que mantiene un mínimo de coherencia, pero las otras historias aparte de innecesarias son terrorificamente malas y que no llevan a ninguna parte. La trama de Joseph Gordon Lewitt es una historia que es tan irrelevante, tan de relleno, que la sustituyes por 20 minutos de anuncios y no notas la diferencia, la trama de Lucy (Jessica Alba), esta bien que hayas cerrado tras casi 20 años que la hiciste, pero a ver...TONTO DE LOS COJONES, ¡SI VAIS A HACER ALGO NUEVO, FÍJATE EN QUE NO SE CONTRADIGA CON LO ANTERIOR!, SOBRETODO SI SALE UN PERSONAJE QUE EN ESE MOMENTO ESTA MUERTO (Y NO DIGO BRUCE WILLIS) O ALGUIEN CON CICATRICES QUE TRAS LO SUCEDIDO EN EL PRIMER FILM, NO TIENE. Luego dicen de X-Men y sus problemas de continuidad...

    ¿La estética o al menos el reparto se salvara?. Ni eso, la película tiene un reparto de segunda regional, Bruce Willis esta ahi por estar, Rourke igual, ni siquiera Clive Owen repite el papel lo que provoca que la pelicula sea más desconcertante, Lady Gaga eligiendo papeles de mierda como ya le paso con Machete Kills, y luego la estética, no se si la pelicula ha tenido mas o menos presupuesto, pero que una película de hace 9 años, luzca mejor, es bastante preocupante, hay momentos que parecen las cinemáticas de un juego de PSX, y con un presupuesto de 7 duros y unos FX totalmente BARATOS ya ni siquiera se dignaron en currarse la violencia todo es supercutre, cabezas de maniquíes sin detalle, lefa sangre cutre, trajes que parecen del salón del manga de Matalascañas. En serio, la primera peli de Sin City esta mejor hecha que esta, y ¡tiene casi 10 años!

    Sin City: Una Dama por la que matar, es una verdadera vergüenza, chapucera, incoherente e inconexa. Rodriguez hundiendose cada vez más y Miller ya nos desmuestra que si en comics tocó fondo, ya cinematograficamente esta muerto y enterrado.
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