Bruce Willis stars as Hartigan, a cop with a vow to protect a stripper, Nancy (Jessica Alba); Mickey Rourke as Marv, the outcast misanthrope on a mission to avenge the death of his one true love; and Clive Owen as Dwight, the clandestine love of Shellie (Brittany Murphy), who spends his night defending Gall (Rossario Dawson) and her Old Town girls from Jackie (Benicio Del Toro), a tough guy with a penchant for violence.
Superb film. a little confusing in the middle
- Sin City review by Darren
This is a really good film. Most of the time it is in black and white but uses the highlighting effect similar to the red girl in Schindler's list, but does it a lot more and to a greater effect, there are numerous bits they do this and possibly just watch for the girl with subtle green eyes to see this effect being used really well.
The entire film is two different stories in two halves and in the middle you think your watching a totally different story. But at the end the producer brings you back into the first story but also cleverly merges characters into it from the second story through the use of hints of colour and then the whole jigsaw all starts to fit into place.
I watched it on my 64" projector screen and this produced a really good viewing of the film.
Yes, visually it's interesting, and I like the comic strip genre. Technically very well done. But the plot, or plots - as they don't tie together as they could - are, well, just pathetic. The threads of the various stories seem totally random and little if anything is achieved by the end. It left me wishing I'd gone to bed early instead. Very disappointing after everything I'd heard about it. Overly long, and an utter waste of time.