Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence, sexualised violence and sex scenes.

  • The pitch:


  • Starring:

    Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple

  • Directed by:

    Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez

  • Running time:

    102 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)


    Suicide (gunshot), self-harm (glass shard). People are shot (sometimes repeatedly; handguns, machine guns, shotguns, crossbows), dowsed in gasoline, set alight, stomped on, thrown through windows, strung up, hung, throat-slit, punched, kicked, thrown from high ledges, tackled, stabbed, slashed, decapitated, maimed, headbutted, slapped, threatened, throat-grabbed. Explosions. Vehicle/motorcycle collisions, reckless driving, car theft. Objects thrown/shot, property damage, smashed mirror. Rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, lots of blood, severed heads, sliced bodies. Weapon inserted in torso and twisted, body parts (including eyeball) removed, objects protruding from skin. Dripping/spurting/splitting blood, bloody cuts, bloody faces/bodies, broken fingers/bones, crushed skull, mutilated fingers, scars, bruises, bullet wounds, missing eye, black eyes, skin, tissue, flesh matter. Medical procedures: IV drip, self-injection, bandaging, medical instruments, bullet removed with scalpel.


    Rape mentioned. Couples have sex/oral sex. Kissing, undressing, handcuffing, flirting, caressing. Erotic dancing. Infidelity. Picture of naked woman, exposed breasts/buttocks. Revealing clothing/underwear/lingerie/costumes, bondage gear. Man in underwear, naked woman (shadowed), cleavage. Shirtless couple. Sexual themed language/banter.


    Drugs consumed, injected. Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits). Intoxication, alcoholism. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes, cigarillo). Gambling (poker, slot machines, craps).


    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women. Religious exclamations and symbolism.


    Suicide, self-harm, adultery, corruption, obsession, father-son relationships, surveillance, mental instability, lying, manipulation, revenge, facial reconstruction, dominatrices, bondage, ghosts, fetish, objectification, torture.


    Estranged father, illegitimate children mentioned. Cemetery setting. Ghosts/hallucinations. Spitting. Shot in monochrome with some colour.


    Badass, steamy, sizzling, dark, exhilarating, grisly, committed, ferocious, enjoyable, slick. Riveting start, coal-black humour, immersive visuals, outstanding cast, terrific new characters, spectacular black and white, gorgeous flashes of colour, supremely violent, artistic nudity, scene-stealing performance from Eva Green, thrilling cartoon/comic-style framing, heavy art direction.


    Tedious, dull, uninvolving. Ridiculously sexist, unnecessary 3D, not as good as the original, suffers lag, loses focus, one-note female characters, muddled narrative, deafening narration, pulpy dialogue, flat characters.

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