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Spartacus: Vengeance (2012)




Critic Consensus: Spartacus' second season delivers more of the solid acting and gripping pacing that made the first so much fun -- and doubles down on the violence and depravity.


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This captivating and compelling action-adventure spectacle chronicles the saga of a heroic Thracian warrior turned Roman slave turned gladiator turned leader of a rebellion against his Roman captors. Original Spartacus Andy Whitfield died in 2011 from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Australian actor Liam McIntyre stepped into his sandals to take up arms as commander of the newly freed slaves. In the opener, Spartacus begins to understand the importance and overwhelming responsibilities of his task, while Gaius Claudius Glaber (Craig Parker), who was responsible for Spartacus' enslavement, arrives in Capua, compounding the Thracian's problems. To increase the size of his rebel force, Spartacus frees and then recruits fighters who were held as slaves during foreign wars. And at the same time, Glaber welcomes powerful new recruits to his army. Later, supply shortages and a superior Roman force threaten to halt the rebellion as Spartacus tries to rally his troops in the face of a final onslaught from Glaber's fighting legions.


Liam McIntyre
as Spartacus
Lucy Lawless
as Lucretia
Peter Mensah
as Oenomaus
Viva Bianca
as Ilithyia
Tom Hobbs
as Seppius
Dustin Clare
as Gannicus
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Critic Reviews for Spartacus: Vengeance

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Spartacus just doesn't feel like it's going to have a long, happy life

January 27, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Everything fans loved about the first season is here. Everyone is not.

January 27, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Judging by the premiere, I get the sense this season will be every bit as good as the previous two.

April 24, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

With overripe dialogue that sounds like Shakespeare ground through a blender of baroque profanity, punctuated by action sequences of almost comical brutality amid orgies of debauchery, Spartacus is back with a vengeance.

January 27, 2012 | Full Review…

The show keeps you on your toes.

January 27, 2012 | Full Review…

For the most part, the reincarnation works

January 27, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spartacus: Vengeance

Things are starting to head south for this series. The story is starting to repeat itself and get boring, and while Liam McIntyre is a solid Spartacus, you can feel the difference between him and Andy Whitfield. He is sorely missed. Now that everyone has been freed and it has turned into more of a generic war story, things just are not as entertaining and racy as they once were. Hopefully the final season can end with a bang.


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