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.

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

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

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

Jan 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.

Apr 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.

Jan 27, 2012 | Full Review…

The show keeps you on your toes.

Jan 27, 2012 | Full Review…

For the most part, the reincarnation works

Jan 27, 2012 | Full Review…

Andinsofar as the show contributes to loosening standards and deadening the senses, that bloody victory over the cultural scolds might just be Spartacus most enduring form of revenge.

Jan 27, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

No matter the casting changes, Spartacus remains good, dirty fun.

Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The producers appear to have jacked up the violence and depravity even further.

Jan 27, 2012 | Full Review…

Well written and acted, almost perfectly paced, and entirely unlike anything else on television, Spartacus isn't just bloody good, it's bloody excellent.

Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | 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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