Sin City

Sin City

Frank Miller (2005)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Frank Miller's hard-boiled comic book Sin City comes to spectacular life in this directorial collaboration with film-maker Robert Rodriguez. Shot in black and white with occasional splashes of colour, the pulpy thriller meticulously re-creates three interlinked stories in the neo-noir crime series. In each segment, cops, criminals and femmes fatales blur the lines between good and evil as they collide in love, lust or gory conflict. Bruce Willis brings poignancy as the disgraced ex-cop shielding dancer Jessica Alba from a deformed maniac, while tough private eye Clive Owen's brutal clash with rival suitor Benicio Del Toro adds a streak of gallows humour. However, it's a barely recognisable Mickey Rourke who steals the show, playing a soft-hearted ex-con out to avenge his sweetheart's murder. Stylistically the movie is a masterpiece, with its astonishing visuals papering over a repetitious plot and some corny dialogue. It won't suit every taste, but genre fans will be blown away.


Three crime stories unfold and intertwine on the streets of an ultra-violent and unforgiving city, involving a soft-hearted disfigured vigilante on a mission to avenge the murder of a prostitute, a shamed detective bent on saving a beautiful stripper, and a mysterious tough guy shielding street girls from a corrupt cop. Thriller based on Frank Miller's comic book, with Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Rosario Dawson and Benicio Del Toro.

Cast & Crew

Marv Mickey Rourke
Hartigan Bruce Willis
Dwight Clive Owen
Nancy Callahan Jessica Alba
Jackie Boy Benicio Del Toro
Shellie Brittany Murphy
Kevin Elijah Wood
Gail Rosario Dawson
Manute Michael Clarke Duncan
Lucille Carla Gugino
The Man Josh Hartnett
Bob Michael Madsen
Goldie / Wendy Jaime King
Roark Jr / Yellow Bastard Nick Stahl
The Customer Marley Shelton
Senator Roark Powers Boothe
Cardinal Roark Rutger Hauer
Murphy Arie Verveen
Miho Devon Aoki
Becky Alexis Bledel
Priest Frank Miller
Stuka Nicky Katt
Brian Tommy Flanagan
Director Frank Miller
Director Robert Rodriguez
Director Quentin Tarantino
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 3 Jun 2005