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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Heavy violence and nudity in over-the-top sequel.

Movie R 2014 102 minutes
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SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is just more of the same. Nine years after Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller brought audiences Sin City (2005) comes this sequel. Their hyper green screen presentation is no longer as unique as it once was, and it would have been difficult to top the original. It starts off enticingly hard-boiled, with actors narrating their sorry, desperate tales, and for a while it feels like those stories are actually building to something.

But instead of developing the characters and plots, the filmmakers simply turn from crime stories to hardcore action and violence, with the thundering bullets and punches and spraying blood forming a kind of monotonous cacophony; the endings of the stories are usually a burst of violence rather than a burst of cleverness. Moreover, the treatment of women hasn't changed and is no less disturbing. Women are either sex objects or flat-out untrustworthy and dangerous. It's often dazzling, but it's also dull.

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