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Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)



Critic Consensus: A Dame to Kill For boasts the same stylish violence and striking visual palette as the original Sin City, but lacks its predecessor's brutal impact.

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Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite. Weaving together Miller's classic stories with new tales, Sin City's hard-boiled citizens once again cross paths with more reviled inhabitants.

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Bruce Willis
as Hartigan
Powers Boothe
as Senator Roark
Stacy Keach
as Wallenquist
Marton Csokas
as Damien Lord
Jude Ciccolella
as Lt. Liebowitz
Lady Gaga
as Bertha
Samuel Davis
as Frat Boy #3
Mike Davis
as Frat Boy #4
Kimberly Cox
as Lillian
Eloise Dejoria
as Joey's Wife
Bob Schreck
as Mulgrew
Sylvia Froman
as Landlady
Tommy Townsend
as Wino Old Timer
John Wirt
as Heavy
Luis Albert Acevedo
as Security Guard #1
Emmy Robbin
as Flamethrower
Luis Albert Acevedo Jr.
as Security Guard #1
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Critic Reviews for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

All Critics (193) | Top Critics (52)

To call Sin City noir is to misunderstand the genre, as perhaps Miller does. Each story ends pretty simply-in brutal fighting and murder-and lacks genuine intrigue or ambiguity.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The duration between the first film and its sequel doesn't fully explain the new film's flaws, it's quite instructive when examining the reactions to them.

June 18, 2016 | Full Review…

There's a bleak beauty to all of this, but also there's a reliance on stereotypes, male and female, that, while they come directly from the source material, are starting to become irritating.

September 22, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The movie is a more joyless affair than all this suggests. Had you never seen a film noir, nor read any Raymond Chandler or Mickey Spillane, you would not guess from watching this picture that the genre was known for whiskey-dry wit.

September 4, 2014 | Full Review…

The latest Sin City is a major let-down after the brilliance of the original film in 2005.

August 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Reviewers were forbidden from posting a word about this sequel until opening day, lest we give away the shocking secret that it's a carbon copy of its predecessor.

August 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For


Not really my favorite genre, but visually beautiful and Eva Green, so no grizzling from me.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Oddly lifeless prequel to the 2005 already-classic. While a superficial glance might make you think things are just like in the first film, actually, they're not. The effects look faker, the characters just don't click, or don't feel like the same ones anymore (excluding Rourke's Marv). Sure, there is some gory action, a lot of crime noir voice over and all that jazz, but it all feels so pretentious this time and leaves you so very indifferent, in worst cases even pisses you off. I don't wanna say this almost ruins the original, but now I dunno how to finish this sentence. Miss out on this if you can.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

I can't really decide which of the subplots is the dullest and most forgettable, or if Nancy's revenge story could have possibly been any less pointless or dragged any less had it been cut by half - everything so flat that it doesn't even make me want to write about it.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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