Sin City (2005) Movie Review

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2005 | R | Thriller, Crime
124 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

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Sin City Review


A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Sin City is a graphic novel written by Frank Miller faithfully recreated frame by frame into a film thanks to director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Spy Kids). It is by far one of the most groundbreaking films ever imagined. It has a visual style that hasn’t been seen in any film, that alone is worth the price of admission.

Sin City is told through the eyes of several original characters. Each character has their views of life and their set of problems, but somehow they are all connected to each other. Each story was so great that they deserve their film, but the connection they all had was pure genius! What was even more amazing was the fact that it was lifted directly from the comic book, nothing was left out of most material that is lost in the transition from page to screen.

The characters of Sin City were amazing, and the actors brought so much life to them. Every actor was cast so perfectly that you could not even for a minute imagine anyone replacing that role. Each character was just original and just so interesting. They ooze with style the second they come on to the screen. Although I loved every character, my favorites had to be Marv ( Mickey Rourke) the deformed powerhouse with the heart of gold and the beautiful but deadly Miho (Devon Aoki). Marv was just so powerful and was without mercy for those who screwed him over and killed his dear Goldie, the only woman to show him the love that he only dreamed about but was kind and protective towards those who cared about him. Miho was by far, in my opinion, one of the greatest characters ever to grace the big screen. Never in a million years would I imagine a character like that, I mean come on she was a samurai hooker for Christ’s sake. Beautiful, silent and deadly she certainly is a force to be reckoned with.

By far what made Sin City such an instant classic in my opinion was the visual style of this movie. The whole movie was in black and white, but occasionally a hint of color would be shown now and then. It was like a throwback to the great film noirs of the old days but with a modern twist. I was stunned, and my eyes were glued to the screen. What made it so brilliant was the fact that every bit of color signified something. It made the color stand out even more in a world of black and white. Pure genius is a simple way to describe it.

I have no complaints about this great movie, but if I had to choose I would say that it was over all too soon. I was craving for more in the end. This was by far the greatest film of 2005 without question. See this film as soon as possible. Great time Guaranteed.

About Sin City 2005

Title: Sin City
Original Title: Frank Miller's Sin City
Year: 2005
Runtime: 124 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 15 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 15
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Elijah Wood, Michael Madsen, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Nicky Katt, Josh Hartnett, Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Rodriguez, Jason Douglas, Kelley Robins, Powers Boothe, Rutger Hauer, Rick Gomez, Penny Vital, Lisa Marie Newmyer, Marco Perella, Mickey Rourke, Tommy Flanagan, Clark Middleton, Emmy Robbin, Monika Spruch, Makenzie Vega, Nick Offerman, Jaime King, Michael Clarke Duncan, Patricia Vonne, Katherine Willis
Writers: Frank Miller
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Frank Miller