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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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USA Today

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

By dd_chapman
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....

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...


By smtwaytwofast
The first 300 movie was pretty good, it was a historical viewing of the Spartan 300. However, this sequel to the 300 was not as good at all. 300-2 was not realistic at all, the naval battles was...

Its still a good movie

By chill24
I saw this movie on Thursday night. Excited and not sure what to expect. Well, to be frank, it was a really good movie but it wasn't really great. I understand that you have to get most of your...

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...

300 Rise of an Empire

By brady1212kl
One of the best movies that I have ever seen by far. Sullivan Stapleton played an amazing Themistocles. and Eva Green played a great Arthesmia. It wasn't as good as the original 300 , but it was in...

I wanted to see spartans and all I got was some weak Athenian farm boys

By adamlawson
It is good. Eva green is awesome and so is Lena Headey. But Sullivan is no Gerard butler and Athens is no Sparta. The whole movie you just can't wait for the Spartans to show up. Kind of a bad choice...

lot of killing

By davis714
good picture, lot of action it was the first 300 but the part where you saw the ships in the water fighting while the 300 mens were fighting on land. so, it's like the second half of the story....


By timnabhani
It was entertaining....

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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 Sequel with stylized bloody battles, sex, and vengeance.
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