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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Josh Hartnett
Elijah Wood
Bruce Willis
Brittany Murphy
Kate Bosworth
Mickey Rourke
Jaime King
Nick Stahl
Jessica Alba
Clive Owen
Rosario Dawson
Michael Clarke Duncan
Directors
Robert Rodriguez
Frank Miller
Screenwriters
Frank Miller
Running Time
124 minutes

Sin City
A treat for fans of good-looking girls in black-and-white, of classic film noir and of imaginative ultra-violence.


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Sin City

Plot
Three hardboiled tales from Basin City, an American film noir community. Ex-con Marv (Rourke) avenges a murdered hooker, private eye Dwight (Owen) helps a red light district stay independent from the Mob and disgraced cop Hartigan (Willis) shields a dancer (Alba) from a psychotic sadist (Stahl).


Verdict
Some women might deem this a two-star male fantasy of the sort they wish the men in their lives would grow out of. However, for the guys it’s Rodriguez’s best film by far and a treat for fans of good-looking girls in black-and-white, of classic film noir and of imaginative ultra-violence. It even has dinosaurs and a samurai chick…


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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