Sin City

2005, Troublemaker Studios et al

Frank Miller tests how far he can go before we stop following. The visual style is captivating—for the first 15 minutes; after that, some viewers will develop an eyestrain headache. But it may be worth it—barely; the parade of top talent alone might be enough to keep us in our seats. It's not totally original, but it's as close to bringing a printed comic to life as I've seen to date. Not to everyone's taste, but worth the look for the student of film/comic/hybrids. Also see Renaissance.

     

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

2014, Dimension Films et al

It worked once, can it work again? Well... almost but not quite. With the freshness of the visual style having worn off, it's up to the story and the performances to carry our interest. Performances are adequate; story, however, is a bit thin. Fans of Eva Greene might be inclined to tune in, although apparently she was substantially less than pleased with the results.

 

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