Meet the Spartans


Meet the Spartans (2008)


Critic Consensus: A tired, unfunny, offensive waste of time, Meet the Spartans scrapes the bottom of the cinematic barrel.


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From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Sure, Leonidas may have nothing more than a cape and some leather underwear to protect him from the razor-sharp swords of his Persian enemies, but that won't stop the brave leader and his team of 13 warriors from defending their beloved homeland against a powerful invading force that includes the likes of a mutant Paris Hilton, the Transformers, the Ghost Rider, and Rocky Balboa.

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Carmen Electra
as Queen Margo
Kevin Sorbo
as Captain
Sean MaGuire
as Leonidas
Phil Morris
as Messenger
Jim Piddock
as Loyalist/Simon Cowell
Method Man
as Persian Emissary
Nicole Ari Parker
as Britiney Spears/Paris Hilton/Paula Abdul/Ellen
Ike Barinholtz
as Dane Cook/Bond Villain/Prophet
Crista Flanagan
as Spartan Woman/Ugly Betty
Hunter Clary
as Leo Jr.
Emily Wilson
as Lindsay Lohan
Stuart Rigby
as Tom Cruise
Tiffany Haddish
as Urban Girl
Willie Macc
as Urban Kid No.1
Kenny Yates
as Urban Kid No.2
John Di Domenico
as Donald Trump
Jenny Costa
as Tyra Banks
Zachary Dylan Smith
as 10-Year-Old Leonidas
Ryan Fraley
as Brad Pitt
Tiffany Claus
as Angelina Jolie
Jim Nieb
as President Bush
Dean Cochran
as Rocky Balboa/Rambo
Nate Haden
as Ryan Seacrest
Tony Yalda
as Sanjaya
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Critic Reviews for Meet the Spartans

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (11)

The result in Meet the Spartans is less classic Mel Brooks than middling Best Week Ever.

Jan 30, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This was the worst movie I've ever seen, so bad that I hesitate to label it a 'movie' and thus reflect shame upon the entire medium of film.

Jan 30, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I'm moving to Europe.

Jan 29, 2008 | Full Review…

It's so bad even Carmen Electra should be embarrassed.

Jan 28, 2008 | Rating: F | Full Review…

It's a MADtv or Saturday Night Live sketch dressed up in feature-length clothing. It's way too much of an OK thing. And the way-too-much-ness goes on and on.

Jan 28, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

While there's enough comedic material there for as many as three somewhat tolerable minutes of MADtv, Meet The Spartans gamely alternates between unfunny gay jokes and violent pratfalls for a good 80 minutes.

Jan 26, 2008 | Rating: F | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Meet the Spartans


OOOOOK this is crap, pure crap, yet there are some scenes which are funny and do work quite well. The amazing thing is some scenes do look pretty good and are worthy of the actual film they are taking the piss out of, to a degree. But the main problem with some spoofs today is they are too spoofy/extreme, too utterly stupid, classic spoofs like 'Naked Gun' and 'Airplane' are daft but they still have a core story and you can follow it. Also the jokes are not just abstract and meaningless they do blend with the main idea and follow the story or match the sequences, these modern spoofs are just too ridiculous. As for Carmen Electra...getting old now and Maguire wasn't too bad actually, beats his 'Eastenders' shit and he does look the part amazingly!.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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The piece of cinematic diarrhoea that is "Meet the Spartans" was not worth the effort it took to make this review. This is quite possibly the only movie i've seen where i've turned it off before I even got half way into the film. Looking back on the experience I wish I had never even started. I remember probably one laugh in what i'd call the worst parody film ever. And thats coming from someone who hasn't even seen the movie it's taking the mick out of (300).

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Only five percent of the movie is an actual 300 parody, the other ninety five percent are stale pop culture references and unfunny comedy.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

these movie movies take every un-funny girl from mad tv who thinks shes just hilarious and put them in something thats supposed to be funny just because its making fun of something else. u know so does Mencia and im not laughing at him. they need a whole other movie to make fun of THIS one

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

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