More 'Sin' to Be Had
Snoogans - wrote on 08/25/14
Stylistically, 'A Dame To Kill For' is every bit similar to the first 'Sin City'. To say that you are getting more of the same is true. The visuals, violence, and heavy noir are still strongly at play. I enjoyed most all the actors. Rourke steals the show as Marv, again. Gordon-Levitt, Boothe, and Green are the other standouts. The film is brought down by it's slow pace and collection of stories that aren't as entertaining as the ones in the previous film. Part of that is due to writer/co-director/comic originator Frank Miller adding brand new (non adapted) stories this time. While none are bad by any stretch, they are less creative and exciting. 'A Dame To Kill For' (the middle segment) attributes to most of this. It offers little more than the most A-typical noir story and is just a bit long and drawn out. 'Nancy's Last Dance' is a mild closer that leaves the film with a lackluster finale. Worth a rent for fans of the first.