300 Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
September 13, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
November 3, 2012
So manly it makes Troy look like a Mary-Kate and Ashley adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago
July 9, 2012
Wallowing in the same adolescent nihilism as his Sin City, this adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel suffers from a similar lack of momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
July 6, 2010
As the first blockbuster of the year, 300 sets the bar high enough, and is enjoyably silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 6, 2010
Despite a cracking central premise and outstanding visuals, 300 ultimately leaves you feeling more gutted than some of the disemboweled soldiers on display throughout the movie.
Andrew Osmond
Sight and Sound
July 6, 2010
If 300 represents an evolution in 'virtual' cinema, then at the same time it tells a story that transports us back to the violent roots of western civilisation.
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
July 6, 2010
Awesome!
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Scott Huver
Hollywood.com
July 6, 2010
Visually thrilling and viscerally satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Asscrack-ugly
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
[Snyder] twists the brawn and battle into a cartoonish FX extravaganza with severed body parts and globules of blood flying across the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
300 is a fun-fest of blood, mayhem, and absurdity. At its best, it is entertaining; when it's not at its best, it's pretty dumb. It's pretty dumb much of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 8, 2008
300 has one-dimensional caricatures who talk like professional wrestlers plugging their next feud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 9, 2008
Zack Snyder's film version of the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley may look like the greatest music video ever made; whether or not it is a decent feature film is another question altogether.
Mark Pollard
Kung Fu Cinema
June 21, 2008
This is death and war as ancient poets might have imagined it, glorious and provocative ... 300 is a powerhouse actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 4, 2008
All this bellowing and testosterone gets old fast -- especially since there's not much of a plot outside of the combat scenes, and the not-much-of-a-plot scenes are laden with dialogue worthy of Anakin and Padmé.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
The look and feel of this historic battle is perfect for the virtual backgrounds and obscene violence. Again, trust me on the violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
300 is an orgy of gore, a blood-letting on a titanic scale, a ballet of butchery in which half-naked men and the torrents of blood they elicit move in perfect, slow-motion choreography to a thunderous soundtrack. And I loved every minute of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 8, 2008
Machismo, thy name is Sparta!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Luke Y. Thompson
OC Weekly
January 3, 2008
I still wish David Wenham weren't the narrator, but everything else about the movie is a brutal kind of hypnotic that keeps me coming back.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Bloody, fanboyish retelling of an ancient battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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