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Ancient history and cutting-edge film technique are a thrilling combination in this stirring adaptation of Frank Miller’s epic graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae, in which the King of Sparta lead 300 soldiers against the invading hordes of the Persian army. Director Zack Snyder scored with this original achievement, a shot-for-shot adaptation of the comic book, that is visually stunning and rousing entertainment. Butler (The Phantom of the Opera) is a commanding Leonidas, matched by Headey as his strong-willed queen, whose passion and powers of persuasion prove vital to their mission.
Rotten: 300 has one-dimensional caricatures who talk like professional wrestlers plugging their next feud.-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, August 08, 2008
Rotten: Despite all the visual trickery and slick filmmaking, it can't really hide that underneath is a vehicle as clunky, empty and vacuous as a mediocre comic adaptation-Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons, April 24, 2007
Rotten:-, In Film Australia, April 18, 2007
Fresh: In this handsome pantomime, the performances are not what we are watching.-Wendy Ide, Times [UK], April 14, 2007
My husband and I both like movies with great scope, photography and intelligent casting. I've wanted to see this one for some time, as he had already seen it and had mentioned it to me more than a few times. This movie ranks right up there with "Gladiator", "Spartacus" and any other movie from this genre. Gerard Butler was convincing in his role and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire movie. Highly recommended, but perhaps it's not meant for children under 13 or so to watch, as it is rather graphic.
Reviewer: Wanda B
I saw this movie on TV. I was so taken with it, I had to own it. Gerard plays such a powerful roll as Leonidas, you would think that it was written just for him and him alone to play. For there is NO one else that could have played the part. The movie is well written, all the parts well played, my kids said it was too bloody, but I think not.
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