• Released
  • March 7, 2014
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 4,608 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Greek Gen. Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) leads the charge against the invading Persian army.

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Critic Ratings

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Even with the uniformly good performances — and the standout work from Ms. Green — 300: Rise of an Empire is foremost a triumph of...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
The film belongs to Green — maybe the only actress ever to "graduate" from being a Bertolucci muse to a bloodthirsty action-flick...
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Anchored by Eva Green’s fearsome performance as a Persian naval commander whose vengeful bloodlust makes glowering King Xerxes seem a mere...
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70

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Rise of an Empire might have been essentially more of the same, but for one distinction that makes it 300 times better than its...
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The design... is stunning, an improvement over 2006's “300.” And the action never disappoints. It’s a pity this colorless cast doesn’t hold...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This is digital fake-ism all the way. Audiences bought it the first time; they're likely to buy it a second time.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Israeli director Noam Murro does an excellent job of managing and expanding the franchise established so vividly by Zach Snyder.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The lack of a creative driver behind the film leads to a level of fundamental dissatisfaction. The movie delivers all the necessary...
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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...
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50

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Stunningly shot and stupidly written.
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300 What?

By phoen6xxx
I say that because this movie was not about the Spartans. It was about the Athenians who wanted the Spartans to fight with them against the god king but they wouldn't. So Lena Headley is given way...

Not the movie we hoped for

By dderyck
After having really enjoyed the first installment in this series, we were eager to see 300: Rise of an Empire. Unfortunately, this movie didn't even come close to living up to up to our expectations....

A couple things keep it from "Must Go"

By wesfullenwider
You have to get past a couple bad parts in the movie. And I mean bad as in it doesn't belong in the movie and the movie would be better without it. First, the sex scene is just dumb and unnecessary....

Super Good.

By jbodre
300: Rise of an Empire was a superb film. This film had a very solid plot, the directing and cinematography were amazing. Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green had really good performances. But the...

Great flick

By alanpdunning
No censorship in regards to blood, violence, sex, language, etc....They way America used to be before we became wusified. And for you bleeding hearts that don't want your kids to see it, don't take...

More Info

Rated R | For strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Sequel with stylized bloody battles, sex, and vengeance.
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