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The 300 Spartans (1962)





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A colorful action film about the Battle Of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. in which the Spartans defend themselves for a Persian invasion against overwhelming odds. King Leodinas (Richard Egan) rallies the locals to stop the attack of thousands of plundering Persian invaders led by evil King Xerxes (David Farrar). Sir Ralph Richardson as Themistocles of Athens leads the international cast this the spectacular cinematic conflict that has more emphasis on action rather than historical accuracy. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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Richard Egan
as King Leonidas, Król Leonidas
Ralph Richardson
as Themistocles, Themistocles of Athens
Barry Coe
as Phylon
Kieron Moore
as Ephialtes
Robert Brown
as Pentheus
Laurence Naismith
as 1st Delegate
Anne Wakefield
as Artemisia
Ann Wakefield
as Artemisia
Ivan Triesault
as Demaratus
Charles Fawcett
as Mogistias
Sandro Giglio
as Xenathon
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Critic Reviews for The 300 Spartans

All Critics (4)

As sword-and-sandal films go, 'The 300 Spartans' is a good one, but don't expect hard-edged action and graphic violence of the '300' sort.

February 21, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The battles seem more realistic because they are done essentially like a stage play in real time. This requires real skill and training.

August 4, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Tecnicamente eficiente (especialmente no que diz respeito aos figurinos), o filme dilui sua fascinante base histórica em romances proibidos, diálogos superficiais e batalhas desinteressantes.

March 29, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

The poor Spartans, all 300 of them, are in a supercilious film.

June 24, 2004 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The 300 Spartans


Pretty good story and for its year it wasn't half bad, The action wasn't great and the acting was pretty poor, But I enjoyed it as much as I could.

Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke

Super Reviewer

Never mind the slight slow points and somewhat repetitive battle scenes. This is an original, interesting and entertaining story with very strong characters, fairly good production and directing and surprisinly impressive action sequences. It is a truly underrated and entertaining classic.

Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson

Super Reviewer

It inspired Frank Miller to write and draw "300". That's the only nice thing I can say about this long, dull, pretentious, plodding, and dated epic.

Duncan Ryan-Ross
Duncan Ryan-Ross

Super Reviewer

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