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300: Rise of an Empire

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure

Release Date :

March 07, 2014

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Noam Murro

Starring :

Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Jamie Blackley, Andrew Tiernan, Callan Mulvey, Mark Killeen

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..this highly entertaining time-filler lacks the mythic resonances that made "300" feel like an instant classic, but works surprisingly well on its own terms..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
2 of 5

“..Rise of an Empire isn't without its highlights. Most notable is Eva Green's bat-s**t mad Artemisia, a villainess who chews the scenery so emphatically that there'd be teeth marks on the sets if they weren't all digital..”
by Simon Reynolds [Digital Spy]
“..it's disappointing that, after all the years, no effort has been made to augment or riff on the style at all; in fact, the new film is more monochromatic and duller in appearance..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..300: Rise of an Empire is just not strong enough to stand up to 300..”
by Kristy Puchko [CinemaBlend.com]
“.."300: Rise of an Empire" is a worthy companion piece to the first film; even though its message may emphatically support democracy, its director seems to be a puppet installed by a dictator..”
by Todd Gilchrist [The Wrap]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Guy Lodge [Time Out London]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]

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