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300: Rise of an Empire: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes.

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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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Excellent

By joneswh
Great movie, especially enjoyed it on imax 3d....

I loved it

By arianaredd
The plot was excellent. This is a must have in the collection at home....

Awesome

By cmc92179
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Great movie but not for kids

By Rampower22
Better then the first one lots more action...

ilove

By larocax3
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Great film

By tybirch37
Must see it in IMAX 3d to get the full effect. It really pulls you in....

Loved it...

By Dwainerobert
Not what I expected but better! I dig...

300 in 3D

By anahieramirez
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Just go see it

By sheenasking
Good film and awesome SFX....

Amazing Movie in IMAX 3D

By cady_jrgcc
Great everything! Picture, Sound, I love how they tie everything together....

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Rated R | For Strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language.