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300: Rise of an Empire Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

So utterly mind numbingly dull.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

August 15, 2014
Mark Hughes
Forbes

If you liked 300, you're probably going to really like 300: Rise of an Empire. ... it's got more character development, a smarter story, and is just gorgeous to watch and amazingly good fun.

Full Review Source: Forbes

August 1, 2014

Eva Green is flat-out spectacular here, giving a fully physical and genuinely shaded star turn that is almost as exciting as all of the hacking and slashing.

Full Review Source: Forbes | Original Score: 7.0/10

August 1, 2014
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Call it Sergio Corbucci's Thermopylae.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

July 27, 2014
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

Like many sequels we see these days, it's a lot of the same only bigger and louder.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C

July 15, 2014
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

300: Rise of an Empire is nothing but an attempt at recapturing the glory of its predecessor through imitation.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 23, 2014
Jeff Vice
Cinephiled

"(An) action-fantasy that's far more fun to parody and poke fun at than it is to go back and watch."

Full Review Source: Cinephiled | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 12, 2014
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...generally fares just a little bit better than its Zack Snyder-directed predecessor...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

April 27, 2014
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The story is interesting, but it's the look that director Noam Murro makes the focus of his '300: Rise of an Empire.'

Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2014
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive

There will be blood. And, of course, speeches about rising up against insurmountable odds and homoerotic subtext.

Full Review Source: Columbus Alive | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2014
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

It's a big-budget helping of fanboy eye candy in which the action scenes are meant to be so dazzling that you ignore that it doesn't make much sense - or that you've basically seen it before.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

March 25, 2014
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

As Persia's sexiest naval commander, Eva Green is to this 'sidequel' as Cate Blanchett is to 'Blue Jasmine,' and I mean that as a compliment and not a joke: She's a frightening and awe-inspiring force of nature, draped in camp instead of Chanel.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2014
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

"300" a Rousing, Blood-soaked Adventure

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

March 16, 2014
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

More than any other element, Eva Green's performance singlehandedly elevates the film from the doldrums of its hermetic conception and execution.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: C+

March 14, 2014
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Oafs in an uproar.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

March 14, 2014
Robert Levin
amNewYork

This sequel is a wholly second-rate effort, save for the incomparable Eva Green.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 14, 2014
Hilary A White
Irish Independent

It doesn't need to strut about waiting for a climax as 300 did, and punctuates its set pieces with stage-setting intrigues that keep it motoring.

Full Review Source: Irish Independent

March 13, 2014
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Eva Green] s the single piece of spice that turns this 300 clone into a zestful, delightful bad movie instead of just a tedious, violence-loving slog.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

March 12, 2014
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

[The story] gets constantly literally swamped by the blood and gore and so forth, which is well done but almost to the point of parody.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

March 12, 2014
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Sullivan Stapleton in his first lead role after Animal Kingdom is actually quite impressive.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 12, 2014
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