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300: Rise of an Empire 3D 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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Good Movie!

By moniquec68
Saw the movie in 3D tonight and this was a very good sequel, action-packed and quite entertaining. Acting, directing, and cinematography were great. Good storyline, easy to follow. Not a film for...

The other shoe has dropped

By devonwoods
It was good to see the rest of the story of the events that were going on at the same time that King Leonidas and his 300 were being massacred. If you enjoyed the first one you will love this one as...


By fawad10
The new hero is not good as Gerald butler. Dialogue were poor. Movie wasn't good at all from story standpoint. Not as good as 300. More fiction added to this one. 3d Animation was great. Overall...

300: Rise of an Empire 3D

By don1aur
The 1st movie was more thrilling with the 300 trying to hold off Xerxes. The build up led to a let down in this feature. The introduction to the characters is always good way to tie you more into the...

Just plain...

By Abuser
Great movie. Exhilarating from the beginning. Very different from the first film. Nevertheless an excellent film. If you have a craving for naval warfare this will be for you. What a cliff hanger at...

Great Fun - for the intended audience

By hellZen
The epic righteous vengeance blood and guts video-game warrior drama is a tad rich for my blood -- basically the guy equivalent of a chick-flick. It helps to be a fan of the genre. 3D is a nice...

++ must see

By brangardjr
If you recall the battle of the Hot Gates, you will know there were actually two battles going on at the same time, one by land, the other by sea. This movie takes you thru the sea battle with the...

300:Rise of an Empire 3D

By josephcrlsn
I enjoyed this film was easy to follow where it was taking you.The cinematography was pretty good in 3D. I would not recommend this film for children under 17 due to the garffic nature of the scenes....

Great movie

By ybcoralsnake
Better then the first one, only thing I didn't like was there was less story and more fighting so you don't learn as much but I'm a history buff so...

mind-fck. Regret watching this movie.

By ipunkbali
I enjoy gruesome, bloody, violence, love-making scenes. This is just what i expected from 300. But seeing protagonist character sexing and raping the antagonist witch character is just disturbing and...

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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