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Spartan Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

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 Source: | Original Score: 8/10

March 30, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very violent movie ultimately just falls apart.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 28, 2010
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

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 Source: WBAI Web Radio

May 26, 2007
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

A tight and engrossing mystery thriller.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 11, 2006
Bill Clark

A clinic for how this genre should be done.

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: A

June 26, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Barely memorable.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C+

May 4, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Highly recommended.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 3/4

April 2, 2005
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Although the story deteriorates in the last act, most of the movie is of high quality.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 6, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... should become a staple of film writing courses for years to come. There's not an ounce of fat in this script.

| Original Score: B+

December 6, 2004
Tony Medley

To call it ludicrous would be to give it far too much credit.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/10

October 7, 2004
Brian Mckay

It moves at a steady clip, boasting a smart narrative, a few surprising twists, and some respectable action sequences.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

September 4, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Como de hábito, os diálogos concebidos por Mamet são fascinantes. Infelizmente, a trama é óbvia e não faz jus ao interessante personagem de Val Kilmer.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 21, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the action here is tense and suspenseful from beginning to end, with very little filler and very few distractions.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

August 21, 2004
Harry Haun
Film Journal International

If Bill Macy shoots blanks, you've got a dud.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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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 Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Matthew Turner

Though the plot may be more or less generic, this is different from the average Hollywood thriller, thanks to a combination of Mamet's script and direction and Kilmer's confident performance.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2004

Famed for his way with words, it's as if Mamet has tried to outdo himself here, but without the trademark humour that might've lifted this otherwise constipated Tom Clancy knock-off.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

July 20, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

The main problem is that the narrative is evasive...; we can't trust Mamet as a storyteller!

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 8, 2004
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

In "Spartan," Mamet uses a typical action plot to tackle one of the biggest con artists of all: the president of the United States.

| Original Score: A-

June 24, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Too preposterous to mean much.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

June 16, 2004
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