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300: Rise of an Empire Synopsis
Greek Gen. Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) leads the charge against the invading Persian army.
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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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Rated R | For strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Sequel with stylized bloody battles, sex, and vengeance.
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