Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/11/2012
Three stories from the corrupt underbelly of Basin City intertwine involving an aging cop trying to protect a young girl from a child rapist and killer, an psychotic ex-con revenging himself upon those who framed him for the death of a hooker and a killer in the middle of a turf war between the mob and a heavily armed red light district after the girls accidentally kill a corrupt cop. Containing all the trademark Noir elements of Frank Miller, Sin City is cinema aping comic books aping cinema. And it works brilliantly. Rodriguez was the perfect man for the job, and his brilliantly dynamic and stylized visuals combined with a frame-by-frame recreation of the original graphic novel does something no other comic book movie has done before; literally brought the source material to life. …
Bizarro - wrote on 10/23/2011
Film noir is a very exciting element to tackle in any film, as it can easily make or break the atmosphere that's being tried to achieve. And in Sin City, an adpatation of Frank Miller's acclaimed graphic novel series, Rodriguez succeeds with flying colours.
To be precise, it's more of an adaptation of film to fit into the dark, shady world created by Miller, seeing as that's the best possible way of bringing the source material to life. And Rodriquez acchieved this to the best possible level by hiring Miller to co-direct. ( Miller in actual fact said the only way Sin City would get made is if he was directing it )
Full points to Rodriguez for assembling such an ensemble to bring Sin City to life as well. The film is categorized into three different yet interjoining stories. It …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/10/2011
I have always wanted to see what the fuss was about with Sin City. Let’s start with the source: Frank Miller. He is one of the most very popular, successful and talented graphic novel writers ever. This was one of the reasons the Director, wanted to adapt the Sin City to the big screen. Next would be the remarkable cast who signed up: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Carla Cugino, Elijah Wood, Benecio Del Toro, Britanny Murphy, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba just to name a few. The action and story is next: think Die Hard, Shooter, Kill Bill mixed in a pot with some Leon on the side. There was a guest director by the name of Quentin Tarantino, who I’m sure gave some beefy suggestions to improve the filming. So many characters to enjoy and cringe from, it’s really fortunate …
mdtinney - wrote on 10/21/2009
Having never read Frank Miller's graphic novels, I was still excited to see this film. From the great music to the highly-stylized visuals, there's not a dull moment in Sin City. The acting is great. Clive Owen and Bruce Willis steal the show in their roles, and Mickey Rourke is very good as Marv (the first story we encounter). Jessica Alba can be pretty strong here and there, and Rosario Dawson is barbaric as a hooker, but in a good way. The special effects, when used, are stunning. Of course the star of the film is the visual-style in which this stories are told, and it is absolutely mind blowing. The use of colors, and film noir black & white provide for surreal images. The stories are clever, and well-crafted. I never would've thought of Elijah Wood as a cannibal, but it's so nicely …
goodfellamike - wrote on 10/26/2008
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City is a smooth, gruesome, ultimately fulfilling celebration of violence that resides within the walls of its genre: graphic creativity. It follows three stories from fairly intellectual viewpoints, and although all the characters in the story inhabit the same place, Basin City, rarely do they intersect.
John Hartigan (Bruce Willis), a cop pushing sixty with a heart condition pledges the remainder of his life and career in saving an eleven year old girl from the clutches of a vile pedophile (Nick Stahl) who happens to be the son of the city’s most notorious and powerful senator (Powers Booth); Marv (Mickey Rourke), a hulking, brooding convict finds himself the fall guy in the murder of a prostitute he’s infatuated with and undergoes his …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/04/2008
It's better than "300" by a lightyear. I remember watching this film in high school and I was absolutely astounded. I felt like I was watching something so majestic, I couldn't keep my eyes off it. It also helps that it has an involving story and characters that are way beyond cool. Josh Hartnett's scenes were definitely a highlight because he was shrouded in mystery the whole time. This first installment doesn't take itself too seriously, which was a plus, but it retains its dark aura. Watching movies like this reminds me how much I love films, may they be good or bad; that film magic can be found everywhere, one just has to know where or have the patience to look. A sequel is coming out in a few months and I cannot wait to lay my eyes on it.