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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Year : 2014 Director : Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller Running Time : 102 Genre : , ,
Movie review score
3/5

What’s it about?
More intertwining stories from Basin ‘sin’ City. In black and white. With OTT violence and sexual themes.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: The sequel is almost exactly the same as the first in both style and general narrative technique. In fact, while some would say it should embrace what set it apart, you’re left feeling it’s actually far too similar and instead of a fresh continuation it’s almost a rehash. It’s certainly still enjoyable but Miller and Rodrigues seem to have sacrificed the grit for some average one liners and far more two-dimensional characters.

Fans of the original will still have fun with this romp but it ends up running 20 minutes too long and there actually may be a bit too much nudity (something I thought I’d never write – but it’s probably a reflection of the sameness of it) though it has to be said Eva Green yet again steals the show. Missing sparkle.

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