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Based on 34 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 15 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    "300" was an innovative and imaginative action film, but the follow-up, 300: Rise of an Empire, is nothing but a disappointment. show more

  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Stunningly shot and stupidly written. show more

  • 63
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    Israeli director Noam Murro does an excellent job of managing and expanding the franchise established so vividly by Zach Snyder. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The only saving grace is Green, the reigning witch-queen of cinema. The smoky-eyed French actress, best known for “Casino Royale,” “The Golden Compass” and “Dark Shadows,” throws her all into the performance, going bare-chested at times, bared-teeth at others. She’s like Elizabeth Taylor’s "Cleopatra" possessed by a succubus — which is a good thing. Without her, 300: Rise of an Empire would be bloodless and brainless. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Other than for the pleasure of watching Green try to conquer ancient Greece dressed as a distant forebearer of Catwoman, more is less and a little late in this long-aborning sequel. show more

  • NA

    The empty violence and pointless style are only the biggest problems. show more

  • 88
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Even with the uniformly good performances — and the standout work from Ms. Green — 300: Rise of an Empire is foremost a triumph of production design, costumes, brilliantly choreographed battle sequences and stunning CGI. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    This is digital fake-ism all the way. Audiences bought it the first time; they're likely to buy it a second time. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Green rules the picture with her nutty stare and her willingness to get nasty in a hot sex scene, but the movie’s main weak point is the Greek general Themistokles. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The lack of a creative driver behind the film leads to a level of fundamental dissatisfaction. The movie delivers all the necessary elements but their impact is dull. show more

  • April 13, 2014 jq00000000191684
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    What a sorry excuse for a sequel; dumbed down, corny, too much "mushy" dialog. The trailer had all the best parts. I'm sure King Leonidis was crying as he watched this movie from Hell. Plus, I can't wrap my head around that actress playing his wife, acting in anything else other than Game of Thrones

  • April 04, 2014 boku2
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    I love great villains, Eve Green was one of the best so far this year. Waiting for Maleficent to come out....Angie may beat her on that one.

  • March 22, 2014 Poker Player
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    Loved the movie,needed more sex , more nudity , more adult language for a very adult film.

  • March 21, 2014 stoshreedy
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    The 3D effects were great and costumes fabulous but I would have enjoyed the movie more without the role in sado masochism.

  • March 16, 2014 sunmeadowfarm
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    thought it was boring and same fighting thoughout the movie

  • March 14, 2014 em7570
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    I loved the first 300--have it on dvd. This one is NOT in any way, shape or form as good! Alot of violence!! Rape, murder, lots of blood, gore, Just gross. Yes, I did get up and walk out and get my money back!! I left before I needed to feel like I needed a shower!

  • March 14, 2014 tj00000000118965
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    It simply gets NO BETTER THAN THIS!!! If you loved the 1st one you'll absolutely LOVE this 2nd. It delves into the back stories of the characters that matter, the violence is perfectly on point, and LOVE LOVE the display of women's strength in their ferocity for their ideals & beliefs. GREAT GREAT!!

  • March 12, 2014 ouch617
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    very boring. dragged on significantly. It extremely subpar. the first 300 was way better. oh and the violence is way more prevalent in this movie

  • March 10, 2014 gogreek1
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    I thought the film was great and the special effects were awesome. It is one of my favorite themed movies of all time. Can not believe the critics cant just enjoy the fun this movie provides and the incredible special effects and the amazing battle scenes and try not to read something deeper into it

  • March 09, 2014 yb00000000184852
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    I saw this in I-max 3d and it was fantastic. The fighting and story line were great.

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