Sin City

2005

Action / Crime / Thriller

253
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76% · 257 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78% · 250K ratings
IMDb Rating 8.0/10 10 796077 796.1K

Director

Top cast

Carla Gugino as Lucille
Bruce Willis as Hartigan
Benicio Del Toro as Jackie Boy
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850.61 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 4 min
Seeds 16
1.80 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 4 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by 0w0 8 / 10

A very dark (lol) action noir drama...

I watched the 'Unrated, Recut and Extended' version of the movie, which is pretty different from the theatrical version of the film (which I've also watched). It's really a 'superhero movie' like those DC/Marvel movies in disguise... these people have super powers, but it isn't explicitly stated. The movie was also breathed-upon by Quentin Tarantino and it totally shows... this is a very 'Quentin Tarantino-esque' movie. It's filled with action, though there's a good amount of drama and story/plot mixed in so that you don't get numb to the bombardment of constant action. Each of the characters are heavily unique yet extremely stereotypically portrayed (for good reason). Overall it's a good film and eventhough this type of movie will only appeal to a small percentage of general audiences, I would recommend that you watch it at least once if you're not certain, as it is really a pretty good movie, especially given the unique artistic choice with the dark art style.

Reviewed by Imdbidia 9 / 10

Best Comic Adaptation Ever

In Sin City nobody is innocent, not even the Bishop, and they are going to pay for that.

The movie is based, both the story and aesthetics, in the noir comic by Frank Miller, who is also co-director of the film,together with Robert Rodriguez; Quentin Tarantino was invited to direct one of the scenes. The movie intertwines four different stories, whose characters will cross paths at certain point: The Customer Is Always Right, The Hard Goodbye, The Big Fat Kill, and That Yellow Bastard The movie is visually stunning and stylish. It looks and feels like a real noir comic, with camera framing and positioning typical of comic vignettes, as well as the use of high contrast B&W and chiaroscuro. The movie has wonderful black, white and sepia tones with cutout reds and bright colors, a technique widely used in Photography and drawing, but never used in movies before. The movie was completely shot using green backgrounds.

The movie is heart-attack paced, with no a moment of dullness or rest. However, is not for the heart faint, as it is extremely violent and gory, very hard to watch sometimes. The fact that those being punished deserve it, does not make the violence easier to swallow.

The characters are never dull, very human - never good or bad, but both things. Moreover, they are at very melancholic types, funny and merciless.

The movie delights the viewer with terrific performances by a large group of A-listed actors. However, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen and Rosario Dawson really shine through. Jessica Alba and Elija Wood, who are usually a bore, are terrific in their respective roles, too.

The best comic adaptation I have ever seen.

Entertainment and quality together. Brilliant

Reviewed by neil-476 10 / 10

Polarised opinion

There are some movies where it is difficult to offer excessive praise or condemnation - one expects to see them gain average marks from IMDb critics. Then there are those which polarise opinions: viewers love the movie or hate it. Sin City is one of those: it is very difficult to feel indifferent to it, and it's as well to know that going in.

If you're going to hate it, this will be because of the very high level of violence, brutality, and perceived misogyny. Well, if you're someone who fights shy of that sort of thing then I suggest steering clear of Sin City. It is violent and brutal.

But the violence is stylised - as is everything in the film - simply because it has been sourced directly from the pages of Frank Miller's comics. You can read the comics along with the movie and hear every word you read, and see every frame converted to movement. As someone who loves the comics, I thought initially that this would be a good thing. And it is, but it's also a bad thing because the film holds no surprises - none, count 'em, zero - for anyone who is familiar with the books.

For all that it is a striking, and largely successful, exercise in converting narrative from one medium to another.

The cast is uniformly excellent.

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