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Sin City

  • 2005
  • R
  • 124min
  • 78%
  • 8 / 10

Sin City explores the dark and miserable town of Basin City through intertwining tales about a mysterious salesman in a tragic story of co-dependency, a musclebound vigilante in search of his lost love in the criminal underworld, a grizzled cop out to get a child-killer, and an ex-prostitute and her boyfriend evading her former pimp.

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Quentin Tarantino only directed one scene in Sin City and accepted $1 for it. The director not only wanted to sample the digital filmmaking techniques of Sin City but also because co-director Robert Rodriguez wrote the score for Tarantino's martial arts film, Kill Bill Volume 2, wherein Rodriguez also accepted a $1 fee a year prior.


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Sin City (2005) is a neo-noir crime anthology film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name. The film was also written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez, and special guest director, Quentin Tarantino. It stars an ensemble led by Jessica Alba, Benicio del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Mikey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood, and Clive Owen. Sin City first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 where it won the Technical Grand Prize for the film's unique color processing - black and white but retaining or adding color for key objects. Roger Ebert, a well-known critic, awarded the film four out of four stars. He described it as visualization of pulp noir, uncompromising and extreme. Chauncy Mabe, a critic in the Sun-Sentinel wrote:Really, there will be no reason for anyone to make a comic-book film ever again. Miller and Rodriguez have pushed the form as far as it can possibly go. Actor Mickey Rourke won four awards for his role namely a Saturn Award, Online Film Critics Society Award, a Chicago Film Critics Association Award and an Irish Film & Television Award for his performance.