New Sin City 2,A Dame To Kill For Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics
Dimension Films (The Weinstein Company) released their new action/crime/drama film, “Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For” into theaters yesterday, August 21st, and the top movie critics have delivered all their reviews. It turned out to be a mixed bag across the board, getting an overall 44 score out of a possible 100 across 29 reviews at the metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Martin Csokas, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jamie King, Alexa Vega, Julia Garner, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach and Jude Ciccolella. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 score. He stated: “This is one badass movie.” Tom Russo over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “You could argue that the only thing that’s automatic about A Dame to Kill For, really, is some of the firepower that its hardcases are packing.”
Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it a 50 score, stating: “The cartoonish mayhem in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For aims for a film noir sensibility, but too frequently the script simply resorts to anachronistic scenes of Jessica Alba twerking.”
Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “If Rodriguez had any selectivity as an action director and a purveyor of garish thrills, the violence might have an impact beyond benumbing the spectator. “Sin City 2″ keeps piling on, flipping the visual pages and selling the same ancient lessons in misogyny that real noir, or neo-noir, exploited yet transcended.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 50 score, stating: “Miller’s monochrome palette, splashed with color that shines like a whore’s lip gloss, doesn’t startle as it once did. It’s like running into an ex-love and realizing that, damn, the thrill is gone.”
Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 score, saying: “As an exercise in style, it’s diverting enough, but these mean streets are so well traveled that it takes someone like Eva Green to make the detour through them worth the trip.”
Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 40 score, saying: “There is an interesting kernel of a story about beauty, betrayal and brutality inside each of the film’s scenarios and a cast that could handle anything thrown at it. But the kernel never pops, and all we’re really left with is a whole lot of neo-noir corn.”
Jeannette Catsoulis over at The New York Times, gave it a 40 grade. She said: “The best antidote to all the glowering and posing is Eva Green: As Ava, the titular dame, she’s nothing short of a godsend.”
Joe neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 score. He stated: “The sequel to one of the most visually striking movies of the last 10 years continues the graphic novel-inspired landscape of its predecessor. But the characters don’t click, and the action feels dull.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it a 30 score, saying: “It takes at least a sliver of human interest to make a noir pastiche more than the sum of its influences, and anything resembling authentic feeling has been neatly airbrushed away from this movie’s synthetic surface.”
Finally, Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a very bad 10 grade, claiming: “For a film loaded with decapitations and gun-toting ladies in bondage gear, Sin City gets really tedious really quickly.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.