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2.6
3,602 Ratings

300

Directed by Zack Snyder
United States, 2006
Action

Synopsis

Special effects-laden blockbuster that chronicles the epic Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., in which 300 Spartan warriors fought against an enormous Persian army, headed by King Xerxes.

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300 Directed by Zack Snyder

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2007

What are people saying?

  • Gabe's rating of the film 300

    The only thing that makes this film worth watching is the style, which was very well done and I enjoyed it enough to sit through the rest of it which was pretty dull.

  • msmichel's rating of the film 300

    8 years later Snyder's bloodbath graphic novel adaptation holds up extremely well. Yes, it's all style with little substance, but what style. Oft copied since it's extreme use of green screen and visceral violence is still jarring but often exhilarating and somewhat sensual. Performances are as much rendered as the effects......'this is sparta'....'tonight we dine in hell'...

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film 300

    Ancient history and bloody violence has always been a winning combination. "300" knows this, and it delivers without feeling the need to disguise its true intentions with some half-assed political or family drama at the center, which is one of the reasons I like it. Not to mention, its depiction of the Spartan lifestyle is a lot more accurate than you might think -- "Braveheart" this ain't.

  • Phil Worfel's rating of the film 300

    I was entertained but mostly annoyed. I felt choked on testosterone instead of roused by it. The subplot invented for the film of the wife and the senate had not bearing whatsoever on the main story. Merely there to show us more Lena Headey and pad the running time. The slow motion action was fun but got tiresome.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film 300

    This movie is constantly on FX and I keep watching the same parts over and over, but not the ending. I sure hope those Spartans win! At first I thought it was gay porn. There is tons of man flesh and it's all gleaming and pretty. I would have thought there'd be more armor.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film 300

    Despite Snyder's knack for creating nothing but remade or wrongfully adapted trash (and yet still be hailed as a "visionary"), this film stands alone in its entertainment value. The monochromatic aesthetics are irritating (and paved the way for many more VFX-heavy wastes of time) but the props, costumes, and unfiltered low-brow brutality of the story is as entertaining as any other sword and sandal flick.

  • SALESK's rating of the film 300

    Grand camp. A fabulous guilty pleasure that wears the extremity of its artifice like a badge of bloody, homoerotic honor. Baroque visual sensibility with many beautiful images, posed in time for no other reason than to bask in their assemblage. Indulgent, but fun...if you let it be.

  • Zachary W's rating of the film 300

    If each and every scene in this movie was playing at normal speed, we would be left with a mindlessly entertaining--though exceedingly stupid--22 minute short. This is not the case, however, so it's two hours of slow motion glossy man chests. I'd rather see the former.