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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Gerard Butler
Lena Headey
David Wenham
Directors
Zack Snyder
Screenwriters
Zack Snyder
Kurt Johnstad
Michael Gordon
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300
Double history with sex, gore and goat-headed minstrels


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300

Plot
As Persian emperor Xerxes (Santoro) marches on Greece in 480 BC, the Spartan king Leonidas (Butler), forbidden by custom and religion to muster his army, marches just 300 men to Thermopylae to delay the vast invading force.


Verdict
Visually stunning, thoroughly belligerent and as shallow as a pygmy’s paddling pool, this is a whole heap of style tinged with just a smidgen of substance.


Reviewed by Will Lawrence

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