Sin City
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    Sin City

    Action thriller with Jessica Alba & Rosario Dawson. 2h06m

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    "Sin City" is gritty, dirty, sleazy and violent. It's an excellent adaptation of the graphic novels by Frank Miller and even if you haven't read the original material, it's a lot of fun. This anthology film features characters that are memorable and likeable (or despicable) so it will grab your attention and hold on tight the whole way. There are a lot of memorable scenes and lines that are sure to stick with you too but the best part of the film is the art direction and visual style. An element I’m glad they kept from the original source is that the stories are told almost entirely in black and white, with sharp contrast accentuated in many scenes to not only make certain actions more visually striking, but also to make it easy to follow. Then, the movie does something unique. There are dashes of colour in certain scenes to make certain actions and characters even more striking. There's a certain character that is highlighted with the colour yellow. His physical appearance already makes him stand out, but that use of colour makes him feel extra creepy and it's very effective. The sets and character designs (because some characters here are fitted with heavy makeup and prosthetics to make them stand out and look even more unique) make every frame look like a comic book panel, every shot I saw looked like it had been meticulously planned out, like a piece of art you could have framed on your wall. The bold style isn’t just a gimmick though. It’s all blended in seamlessly with the story and helps to reinforce the grittyness and themes of corruption while helping accentuate the prevalent violence of the film. My only real criticism is that some of the performances aren't great (Bruce Willis plays it too low-key) It’s a disappointment considering some of the others are quite good, and not in the ways you would expect either. I had to do a double take when I realised that was Elijah Wood and Mickey Rourke I just saw! It’s a bit of a mixed bag in that department, but everything else is top notch. Once you see “Sin City” you’ll be hard pressed to forget it, and not only because of the visuals. (Extended cut on Blu-ray, August 25, 2012)

    9/10
    adamwatchesmovies@ 17.10.2014   reply age: 26-35   550 reviews

    Visually one of the very best movies in 3D I have ever seen (most 3D movies are a total waste of the extra $), likely due to the heavy reliance on green screen technology. The storyline fits in nicely with Sin City 1. Although a couple character's actors were subbed in (one due to the unfortunate death of original actor), I didn't think that fact detracted from the story or movie in general. Very entertaining. The violence factor will likely play more into male viewers likes. If you enjoyed the first, don't miss this one.

    8/10

    Sin City is just amazing. When they add colours, the cast ensemble of fabulous actors, and also the descriptiveness.

    10/10
    acriticwithtaste@ 25.8.2014   reply age: 13-17   87 reviews

    Sin City is unbelievably amazing! A must-see 100%!

    10/10
    redwou@ 22.8.2014   reply age: 13-17   71 reviews

    It was certainly different and very satisfying somehow with a twist that is. Not everyones cup of tea for sure.

    7/10
    shazjoao@ 29.11.2012   reply age: 36-49   2382 reviews

    This movie is amazing and fun in many ways, the actors were incredible, especially Mickey Rourke and Benicio Del Toro. The Story is just great and I really liked the special effects. I would be really happy if Sin City was a real place without justice, that you're free to do whatever you like with your own judgment.

    9/10

    This has to be one of the great comic books translated to the big screen. It is a moral quagmire where priests, politicians and police are represented as corrupt and evil. Prostitutes, drunks the homeless and characters on the fringe of society are represented as victims. Visually this film is a masterpiece in the way comic-book pulp-fiction film-noir universe is realised on screen. The images burn with intensity off the screen and is the best example of translation from comic-book to cinema. This is Rodriguez's best film to date.

    10/10
    harry.georgatos@ 12.3.2010   reply age: 36-49   82 reviews

    Call my crazy but this elaborate plot and beautiful visual graphics just didn't do it for me. I mean Sin City is just like 300 either you love it or you hate it. And unfortunately I hated this movie and who cares if I did. To each his/her own right?

    5/10
    ducksrule@ 2.3.2010   reply age: 18-25   217 reviews

    Great movie. Visually amazing, great brutal action and all the actors performances are well done.

    8/10
    jonathanb1933@ 29.11.2009   reply age: 13-17   101 reviews