A “lone wolf” U.S. government secret agent, Scott (Kilmer), is assigned the task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter of a high ranking government figure, only to discover along the way a larger, more sinister plot.
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How to put together the framework of a thriller and themes that haunt every classic Greek tragedies like Exile and Disguise (Did you notice how many times Val Kilmer changes clothes here) for instance, that's the lesson David Mamet teaches us in Spartan. Sometimes it is working, sometimes it isn't. Recommended though.
Impresively immediate during the investigation section; forgoing any exposition for the audiences sake, or a switch away to another perspective. The second half is more macho, a sisyphean hell of seeing your partner get shot again and again.
holy shit, this movie really reminded me what a bad script, directing and acting combined look like.
it's almost pure comedy when it comes to the development of the storyline..., and the dialogue does wonders to ensure that impression.