300 (2007)

Sin City author Frank Miller's sweeping take on the historic Battle of Thermopylae comes to the screen courtesy of Dawn of the Dead director Zack Snyder. Gerard Butler stars as Spartan King Leonidas and Lena Headey plays Queen Gorgo.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2007
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A simple-minded but visually exciting experience, full of blood, violence, and ready-made movie quotes.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

300 has one-dimensional caricatures who talk like professional wrestlers plugging their next feud.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It might have been one of the great all-time mad, bad movies but for one thing - it's just sooo boring.

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

There is an intelligent movie to be made about Spartan warrior culture, but 300 is not it. It is a fun ride, though, as long as you don't see it on a full stomach.

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David Denby
New Yorker

A muscle-magazine fantasy crossed with a video game and an Army recruiting film.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

Part of the fascination of the Thermopylae story is that it really happened, and it helped define real heroism. There's nothing remotely like reality to be had in this film.

David Keyes

Our instinctual desire to sneer at the implausibility of the story is stalled by a sense of ambition that seems unmatched even by the standards of the Hollywood assembly line.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

300 was as pathetically puerile as I had expected.

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David Fear
Time Out

As to this pumped-up spectacle's other aims, it's anybody's guess: selling gladiatorial chest-beating as beefcake erotica? Combining a movie and its own video-game spin-off into one package? Being both a dessert topping and a floor wax?

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Ali Gray

So manly it makes Troy look like a Mary-Kate and Ashley adventure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
pretty silly - world's longest video game cut scene
Edward Boxler
Zack Snyder stays true to 300's comic book origins, and the style makes the story feel like something out of a myth. This definitely works to enhance the… More
Bruce Bruce
300' is a totally riveting masterpiece of film making. Zack Snyder, inspired by the graphic novel, has brought a 2487 year-old news story to life with… More
Christian C
Visually impressive with a great story. Not much can be said for the acting -- but it ain't that kind of film.
Chris Weber
Gerard Butler gives a commanding performance (the best of his career so far) as Spartan King Leonidas in this intense, surreal, epic, and beautifully shot,… More
xGary Xx
When the corrupt oracles rule that Sparta should not be defended against the oncoming Persian army, King Leonidas leads an army of 300 warriors to defend their… More