Genre Grandeur – Sin City (2005) – Drew’s Movie Reviews

intro_clip_image004For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Latin Directors, here’s a review of Sin City (2005) by Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews

Thanks again to Anna of Film Grimoire for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by James of Back to the Viewer.  We will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring a dystopian world (past or future). Please get me your submissions by 25th April by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice James!

Let’s see what Drew thought of this movie



Sin City Review

Watched: 3/8/2015

Released: 2005



In Sin City, corruption runs rampant and thugs rule the street. Four stories explore the darkest corners of this unforgiving city.



Sin City isn’t just a comic book adaption, it’s a living, breathing comic book. I haven’t read any of Frank Miller’s Sin City books, but from what I’ve read and seen, it is almost (if not) frame perfect. Which is not too surprising given that Miller worked with Robert Rodriguez in the directors chair. Rodriguez’s cinematography combined with the book’s noir style is unparalleled. The voice over narration from the main characters of the five individual stories is reminiscent of the big noir films from the 1940s and 1950s. With specific items, like a red dress, lipstick, the Yellow Bastard’s skin, etc, it adds a unique feel the the film and its characters. The contrast between the shadows and white highlights to make items stand out, like Hartigan’s scars or Marv’s bandages, create a truly visceral visual experience. Much like 300, another of Miller’s comic-to-movie adaptations which was released the following year, the violence is brutal and graphically over-the-top. In other words: tremendous. If you haven’t seen Sin City, I have two things to say: 1) What is wrong with you? And 2) go watch it immediately!







Cast & Crew

Robert Rodriguez – Director / Composer

Frank Miller – Director / Writer

Quentin Tarantino – Guest Director

John Debney – Composer

Graeme Revell – Composer


Jessica Alba – Nancy Callahan

Devon Aoki – Miho

Alexis Bledel – Becky

Powers Booth – Senator Roark

Jude Ciccolella – Liebowitz

Michael Clark Duncan – Manute

Rasario Dawson – Gail

Benicio del Toro – Det. Lt. Jack “Jackie Boy” Rafferty

Jason Douglas – Hitman

Tommy Flanagan – Brian

Rick Gomez – Klump

Carla Gugino – Lucille

Josh Hartnett – Salesman

Rutger Hauer – Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark

Nicky Katt – Stuka

Clark Middleton – Schutz

Jaime King – Goldie and Wendy

Michael Madsen – Bob

Frank Miller – Priest

Brittany Murphy – Shellie

Lisa Marie Newmyer – Tammy

Nick Offerman – Schlubb

Clive Owen – Dwight McCarthy

Mickey Rourke – Marv

Marley Shelton – The Customer

Nick Stahl – Roark Junior / Yellow Bastard

Patricia Vonne – Dallas

Bruce Willis – John Hartigan

Elijah Wood – Kevin


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