75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Significantly, this hyper-stylization of 300 is limited to its visuals. The performances are played straight, and this combination -- straight performances and stylized visuals -- produces an uncanny effect.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's impossible not to be moved by its nearly nonstop visual assault.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It may not be by-the-book history -- a relative term in any event, when discussing the ancients whose worldview embraced men, gods and monsters -- but what a spectacle!
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Look, but don't be touched: There is much to see but little to remember in this telling of a battle we are meant never to forget.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
300 is a movie blood-drunk on its own artful excess. Guys of all ages and sexes won't be able to resist it.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In epic battle scenes where he combines breathtaking and fluid choreography, gorgeous 3-D drawings and hundreds of visual effects, director Zack Snyder puts onscreen the seemingly impossible heroism and gore of which Homer sang in "The Iliad."
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The action epic 300 is so overblown, overheated and over the top that on some level, it's fun to get caught up in the operatic dizziness of it.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
300 is "Gladiator" for the gamer set.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There's a stale, synthetic airlessness about the movie. Imagine a large cast trapped in a series of spectacular screensavers. It could be ancient Greece. It could be somebody's hard drive.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
300 presents a dual clash of civilizations. An action adventure that pits thousands of Persians against 300 brave Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, it also pits millions of fans of brainless violence against a gallant band, or so I choose to think of us, who still expect movies to contain detectable traces of humanity.
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51 out of 100
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