300

2007

300

Critics Consensus

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

60%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 231

89%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,434,621
User image

300 Photos

Movie Info

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

Watch it now

Cast

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)
Cindy
as Transexual (Asian) #2
Dennis St John
as Spartan Baby Inspector
Gary A. Hecker
as Ubermortal Vocals
View All

News & Interviews for 300

Critic Reviews for 300

All Critics (231) | Top Critics (50)

Audience Reviews for 300

  • Jun 20, 2016
    Great adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel. Some of the cells from the novel are taken and put directly on the screen. Gerard Butler does an excellent job as Leonidas and the rest of the 300 cast were also built like and acted like imposing Greek gods. Great stylistic action sequences and camera work by Zack Snyder. Not to be missed!
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2016
    300 has very bloody good action with a surprisingly good premise. 300 is exciting and a recommended watch, THIS IS SPARTA!!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2014
    "This is Sparta!" 300 is a testosterone filled male fantasy war epic from director Zack Snyder. Based on a Frank Miller graphic novel, the story is a fictional account of an ancient battle in which three hundred Spartan warriors fought to hold off the Persian army from conquering Greece. In the mist of the blood and the carnage, with the music pumping, it's hard not to get swept up by the action. And, the rousing speeches about fighting for freedom and honor are inspiring. Also, the powerhouse performances of Gerard Butler and Lena Headey bring a lot of charisma to the film. But Miller screws things up by mixing fantasy creatures into this gritty war tale; and the makeup effects are rather gruesome. There's also some needless sexual gratuity. While 300 is amazingly powerful, it's also uneven and overproduced at times.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2013
    Visually impressive with a great story. Not much can be said for the acting -- but it ain't that kind of film.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

300 Quotes

News & Features