Spartan (2004)



Critic Consensus: A good cast and Mamet's mastery over the written language elevate an otherwise conventional thriller.

Movie Info

David Mamet writes and directs the political thriller Spartan. Respected Secret Service agent Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), the missing daughter of a high-ranking political figure. Scott is teamed up with rookie Curtis (Derek Luke). Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a human trafficking operation that may lead to Laura's kidnappers. Meanwhile, political operative Stoddard (William H. Macy) refuses to cooperate with the … More

Rating: R (for violence and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: David Mamet
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 15, 2004
Box Office: $4.3M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Curtis

as Robert Scott

as Laura Newton

as Bartender

as Jackie Black

as Col. Sattler

as Cadre Candidate

as Grossler

as Parker

as Grace's Aide

as Michael Blake

as Gaines

as Undercover Agent

as Training Facility Gu...

as Headquarters Agent

as Secret Service Agent

as Nightclub Manager

as Grace's Aide

as Sedan Man

as Stakeout Agent

as Stakeout Driver

as Essex House Man No. ...

as Young Whore

as Essex House Man No. ...

as Tariq Asani

as Cadre Operator

as Pharmacist

as Cadre Team Leader

as State Police Liaison...

as Debriefer

as Crew Chief

as State Police Liaison...

as Cadre Technician

as Debriefer

as Harvard Square Repor...

as TV Anchor Woman

as Billy's Daughter

as Mr. Reese

as Mrs. Newton

as Stewardess

as Customs Official

as Bedouin Woman

as Jones

as Balcony Shooter

as Bodyguard No. 1

as Bodyguard No. 2

as Perimeter Guard

as Gate Keeper No. 1

as Gate Keeper No. 2

as News Cameraman

as Swedish Reporter

as Night Sun Operator

as Marine Flight Crew C...

as Marine Captain

as Businessman
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Critic Reviews for Spartan

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (45)

The real violence, as is always the case with Mamet, lies not in the mayhem but in the thrusting rhythms of the dialogue.

Full Review… | August 7, 2004
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

He'll always be writer first, but for a relentless entertainment with actual with wit and soul, Spartan may just be the best thing David Mamet has done, certainly the best he has directed.

Full Review… | March 30, 2011

Very violent movie ultimately just falls apart.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

A very well characterized thriller...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

This political thriller is very much by its own definition, the tightly woven, creatively disciplined offspring of that old warrior spirit that is Mamet.

Full Review… | May 26, 2007
WBAI Web Radio

A tight and engrossing mystery thriller.

October 11, 2006
Christianity Today

Audience Reviews for Spartan



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


not a very good movie at all.
Its confusing and then when you understand the story you realise that the storyline is weak and boring and very flawed.
Its a weak plot and William H Macy does not have a big enough part!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Solid action adventure with val kilmer.This being hes last big screen film before driving into direct to video trash!!This is gripping to the end with excellant performance thru out.
Worth checking out.

Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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