300: Rise of an Empire Reviews

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March 9, 2014
The mere existence of 300: Rise of an Empire is worthy of note, especially the inventive means by which the story has been advanced.
March 7, 2014
Artemisia may ultimately have lost the war in this clash of civilizations, but she wins our hearts.
March 7, 2014
Don't be surprised if, two weeks from now, you forget it ever existed.
March 7, 2014
Long on crimson spurts of blood but low on character, larded with production value but bereft of any other kind of it, "300: Rise of an Empire' is a 3D joke.
March 7, 2014
There is much grinding of teeth, and mauling of history, and anachronistic use of gunpowder, until we plug our ears and desperately pray to the gods of Olympus, or the brothers of Warner, that they might make an end.
Top Critic
March 7, 2014
If the movie's action recalls video games, the dramatically artificial lighting suggests 1980s rock videos. Indeed, Rise of an Empire is so campy that it might work better as a musical.
March 7, 2014
"300: Rise of an Empire" gets a lot of mileage out of sheer venal spectacle. Just don't try to derive a history lesson from the movie.
March 7, 2014
An extension of the 300 universe, like an add-on content pack for a video game.
March 7, 2014
"300: Rise of an Empire" is a bloodbath and not much else.
March 7, 2014
With its slo-mo ultraviolence, gushers of blood, impressive 3-D effects, homoerotic subtext, and self-important plot, this is a fan boy's fantasy, a four-star wonderment.
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