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Spartan Reviews

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March 30, 2011
He'll always be writer first, but for a relentless entertainment with actual with wit and soul, Spartan may just be the best thing David Mamet has done, certainly the best he has directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 28, 2010
Very violent movie ultimately just falls apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2009
A very well characterized thriller...
May 26, 2007
This political thriller is very much by its own definition, the tightly woven, creatively disciplined offspring of that old warrior spirit that is Mamet.
October 11, 2006
A tight and engrossing mystery thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 26, 2005
A clinic for how this genre should be done.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 4, 2005
Barely memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 2, 2005
Highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2005
Although the story deteriorates in the last act, most of the movie is of high quality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 6, 2004
... should become a staple of film writing courses for years to come. There's not an ounce of fat in this script.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2004
To call it ludicrous would be to give it far too much credit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 4, 2004
It moves at a steady clip, boasting a smart narrative, a few surprising twists, and some respectable action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2004
Como de hábito, os diálogos concebidos por Mamet são fascinantes. Infelizmente, a trama é óbvia e não faz jus ao interessante personagem de Val Kilmer.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2004
...the action here is tense and suspenseful from beginning to end, with very little filler and very few distractions.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 8, 2004
If Bill Macy shoots blanks, you've got a dud.
August 7, 2004
The real violence, as is always the case with Mamet, lies not in the mayhem but in the thrusting rhythms of the dialogue.
August 7, 2004
Though the plot may be more or less generic, this is different from the average Hollywood thriller, thanks to a combination of Mamet's script and direction and Kilmer's confident performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 20, 2004
Famed for his way with words, it's as if Mamet has tried to outdo himself here, but without the trademark humour that might've lifted this otherwise constipated Tom Clancy knock-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2004
The main problem is that the narrative is evasive...; we can't trust Mamet as a storyteller!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 24, 2004
In "Spartan," Mamet uses a typical action plot to tackle one of the biggest con artists of all: the president of the United States.
| Original Score: A-
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