Meet the Spartans

2008

Meet the Spartans

Critics Consensus

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

2%

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Total Count: 48

25%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 244,933
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Movie Info

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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Cast

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…

    Josh Levin

    Slate
    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…

    Steven Hyden

    AV Club
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Meet the Spartans

  • Jul 18, 2016
    It's just as bad as you think, Very poor silly jokes, Poor acting but I did laugh a few times and the mocking of the slow motion scene from the film was great and really funny but apart from that it's another spoof film that nobody asked for.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2012
    "Meet the Spartans" is trashy, crude, humorless, distasteful, and lacking any semblance of moral integrity. Basically, it's what you'd expect from a filmmaking duo like Friedberg and Seltzer, who are the two most untalented hacks in all of Hollywood. There is absolutely no reason to watch this film. None at all. Honestly, you'd have a better time burning your house down. Yes, really. Alright, maybe not that, but you get the point. It's bad. Really bad There isn't one redeeming quality about "Meet the Spartans" and that's that. I only wish that Flixster would allow for me to rate movies zero stars. I feel like half a star is too much.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Who would pay to see this shit???
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2011
    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 C Super Reviewer

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