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August 23, 2018
What's really striking about the film is that it doesn't even have the aesthetics of a comic book, to say nothing of a graphic novel-the best examples of which, at least, show considerable concern for subtle narrative rhythms.
March 8, 2007
So militaristic and single-minded that it's like a CGI-heavy blockbuster version of Triumph of the Will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2007
While the standard complaint might be about the surfeit of blood spilled, the real problem isn't so much the gore that gets splattered around in 300 as its lack of effect - it's all antiseptic and pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
August 8, 2008
300 has one-dimensional caricatures who talk like professional wrestlers plugging their next feud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2007
[Gerard Butler's character] charisma is elusive. He vigorously enunciates like a summer stock player doing Shakespeare. But the writing's overblown. And locating the requisite sorrow in this tale of heroism is an afterthought for Snyder and co.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2007
The movie should've been called Ode to a Grecian Ab.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 8, 2007
It also pits millions of fans of brainless violence against a gallant band, or so I choose to think of us, who still expect movies to contain detectable traces of humanity.
August 27, 2009
March 11, 2007
Whatever your reason for going into 300, I can't imagine leaving it very excited by what you get. I can imagine being excited by the prospect of leaving -- for me, the end credits of 300 rolled up on the screen with the comforting shock of a parole notice
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
April 23, 2009
[Snyder] twists the brawn and battle into a cartoonish FX extravaganza with severed body parts and globules of blood flying across the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 2, 2009
300 is a fun-fest of blood, mayhem, and absurdity. At its best, it is entertaining; when it's not at its best, it's pretty dumb. It's pretty dumb much of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
July 6, 2010
Despite a cracking central premise and outstanding visuals, 300 ultimately leaves you feeling more gutted than some of the disemboweled soldiers on display throughout the movie.
March 6, 2007
It's like Fight Club without the tongue-in-cheek satire, cribbing from Gladiator, Braveheart, and every videogame that ever concluded a level with a giant boss battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 24, 2007
Despite all the visual trickery and slick filmmaking, it can't really hide that underneath is a vehicle as clunky, empty and vacuous as a mediocre comic adaptation
March 8, 2007
It's kind of a ghastly hoot, and while I suppose it does no harm, it also contributes nothing. It's a guilty unpleasantness.
March 4, 2008
All this bellowing and testosterone gets old fast -- especially since there's not much of a plot outside of the combat scenes, and the not-much-of-a-plot scenes are laden with dialogue worthy of Anakin and Padmé.
March 8, 2007
It's a fireworks show in the daytime, Christmas presents on December 26th, and porn without the penetration.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 27, 2007
A typical stupid action movie, with an extra dollop of stupid on the side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
July 23, 2007
An overwrought, revved-up, and deeply silly symphony of clanging steel and spurting blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2007
Keeping in mind Slate's Mickey Kaus' Hitler Rule -- never compare anything to Hitler -- it isn't a stretch to imagine Adolf's boys at a 300 screening, heil-fiving each other throughout and then lining up to see it again.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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