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A simple-minded but visually exciting experience, full of blood, violence, and ready-made movie quotes.



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Sin City author Frank Miller's sweeping take on the historic Battle of Thermopylae comes to the screen courtesy of Dawn of the Dead director Zack Snyder. Gerard Butler stars as Spartan King Leonidas and Lena Headey plays Queen Gorgo. The massive army of the Persian Empire is sweeping across the globe, crushing every force that dares stand in its path. When a Persian envoy arrives in Sparta offering King Leonidas power over all of Greece if he will only bow to the will of the all powerful Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), the strong-willed leader assembles a small army comprised of his empire's best fighters and marches off to battle. Though they have virtually no hope of defeating Xerxes' intimidating battalion, Leonidas' men soldier on, intent on letting it be known they will bow to no man but their king. Meanwhile, back in Sparta, the loyal Queen Gorgo attempts to convince both the skeptical council and the devious Theron (Dominic West) to send more troops despite the fact that many view Leonidas' unsanctioned war march as a serious transgression. As Xerxes' fearsome "immortals" draw near, a few noble Greeks vow to assist the Spartans on the battlefield. When King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors fell to the overwhelming Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae, the fearless actions of the noble fighters inspired all of Greece to stand up against their Persian enemy and wage the battle that would ultimately give birth to the modern concept of democracy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Gerard Butler
as King Leonidas
Lena Headey
as Queen Gorgo
Andrew Tiernan
as Ephialtes
Tom Wisdom
as Astinos
Bonnie Mak
as Slave Girl
Amélie Sorel
as Slave Girl
Caroline Aspirot
as Slave Girl
Gina Gagnon
as Slave Girl
Tania Trudell
as Slave Girl
Stephanie Aubrey
as Slave Girl
Manny Cortez Tuazon
as Asian Transsexual
Atif Siddiqi
as Arabian Transsexual
Camille Rizkallah
as Giant With Arrow
Trudi Hanley
as Long-Necked Woman
Neon Cobran
as Litter-Bearer Slave
Arthur Holden
as Partisan
Greg Kramer
as Ephor No.1
Michael Sinelnikoff
as Elder Councilman
John Dunn-Hill
as Councilman
Loucas Minchillo
as Spartan Baby
Nicholas Minchillo
as Spartan Baby
Tom Rack
as Ephor No.3
James Bradford
as Ephor No.5
Tyrone Benskin
as Persian Emissary
Robert Maillet
as Giant Immortal
Patrick Sabongui
as Persian General
Stewart Myiow
as Persian General
Maeva Nadon
as Girl at Market
David Thibodeau
as Boy at Market
Jean Michel Paré
as Council Guard
Vervi Mauricio
as Armless Persian Concubine
Andréanne Ross
as Persian Concubine No.1
Ariadne Bourbonniere
as Kissing Persian Concubine No.1
Isabelle Fournel
as Kissing Persian Concubine No.2
David Lapommeray
as Persian General Slaughtered
Tyler Neitzel
as Teenaged Leonidas
Isabelle Champeau
as Mother at Market
Sara Giacalone
as Persian Concubine No. 2
Mercedes Leggett
as Slave Girl
Chanelle Lamothe
as Slave Girl
Eli Snyder
as Young Leonidas
Tim Connolly
as Leonidas' Father
Neil Napier
as Spartan With Stick
Stuart Myiow
as Persian General
Dylan Scott Smith
as Sentry No. 1
Maurizio Terrazzano
as Sentry No. 2
Andrew Shaver
as Free Greek Potter
Robin Wilcock
as Free Greek Sculptor
Kent McQuaid
as Free Greek Blacksmith
Marcel Jeannin
as Free Greek Baker
Jere Gillis
as Spartan General No. 2
Jeremy Thibodeau
as Spartan Boy
Alex Ivanovici
as Ephor No. 2
Dave Lapommeray
as Slaughtered Persian General
Leon Laderach
as Executioner
Charles Papasoff
as Blacksmith
Craig Kelly
as Oracle Girl
Stephanie Aubry
as Slave Girls
Marie-Julie Rivest
as Leonidas' Mother
Alexandra Beaton
as Burned Village Surviving Child
Robert Paradis
as Spartan General
Peter Mensah
as Messenger
Kwasi Songui
as Persian
Sébastian St Germain
as Fighting Boy (12 Years Old)
as Transexual (Asian) #2
Dennis St John
as Spartan Baby Inspector
Gary A. Hecker
as Ubermortal Vocals
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Critic Reviews for 300

All Critics (230) | Top Critics (50)

  • 300 has one-dimensional caricatures who talk like professional wrestlers plugging their next feud.

    Aug 8, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • In this handsome pantomime, the performances are not what we are watching.

    Apr 14, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • It is violent enough to make you shudder and close enough to fascist art to make your skin crawl.

    Apr 6, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A muscle-magazine fantasy crossed with a video game and an Army recruiting film.

    Mar 26, 2007 | Full Review…

    David Denby

    New Yorker
    Top Critic
  • Apart from anything else, the idea of America having the Spartans' underdog status is not plausible.

    Mar 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 300 was as pathetically puerile as I had expected.

    Mar 21, 2007 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

    Top Critic


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