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Rated PG-13 · 103 minutes · 2008

Action/Adventure, Drama
One resurrected masked hero, one fiendish arch-villain, six beautiful babes — that’s about the proper ratio for writer-director Frank Miller’s “film-nwah” adaptation of the sinister Will Eisner comic book, the brightest moment of which is a sardonic skit by Samuel L. Jackson (arch-villain) and Scarlett Johansson (his assistant) in full Nazi drag. Good looking but dumb describes it — not as good-looking as Miller’s Sin City and actually quite a bit dumber, with Gabriel Macht as the surprisingly boyish avenging Spirit, engaging in more violence to less physical effect than a Tom & Jerry cartoon. Also among the pieces of glamorous furniture: Sarah Paulson, Eva Mendes, Stana Katic, Jaime King, and Paz Vega. The very definition of a time-waster (108 min.).
Official Site: www.mycityscreams.com
Director: Frank Miller
Writer: Frank Miller and Will Eisner
Producer: Deborah Del Prete, Gigi Pritzker and Michael E. Uslan
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Gabriel Macht

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