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  • Summary: The heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 - count 'em, 13! -- Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading Persians (whose ranks include Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Transformers, and a hunchbacked Paris Hilton). (20thThe heroic Leonidas, armed with nothing by leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag group of 13 - count 'em, 13! -- Spartans to defend their homeland against the invading Persians (whose ranks include Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Transformers, and a hunchbacked Paris Hilton). (20th Century Fox) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 10 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    58
    Less classic Mel Brooks than middling "Best Week Ever."
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    38
    The best thing in Meet the Spartans is the swift kick in the bombast it delivers to the oh-no-not-us homoeroticism of "300."
  3. 25
    The musical number that runs during the closing credits funnier than anything that precedes it, which isn't saying much.
  4. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    20
    Meet the Spartans is a mild improvement over their "Epic Movie," which is like saying that a debilitating fever is more fun than appendicitis, but what’s shocking is how lazy it is, which is a shame for former UK child star/pop singer Sean Maguire, whose Gerard Butler impersonation is spot-on.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    10
    Lazy, lame and painfully unfunny, Meet the Spartans is yet another scrambled-genre parody.
  6. Reviewed by: Felix Vasques Jr.
    0
    It’s rare that a movie makes me ill these days, and it’s rare that I can see a movie and hate the people behind it with such abhorrence, but Meet the Spartans rises to the challenge.
  7. Reviewed by: Steven Hyden
    0
    Meet The Spartans gamely alternates between unfunny gay jokes and violent pratfalls for a good 80 minutes, finding time for not one, but two musical dance numbers set to "I Will Survive."

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  1. Positive: 39 out of 179
  1. StefanB.
    Mar 12, 2008
    10
    Brilliant. This movie marks a new step in cinematic evolution. The heritage of Goddard and Truffault has been safeguarded. An art-house movie Brilliant. This movie marks a new step in cinematic evolution. The heritage of Goddard and Truffault has been safeguarded. An art-house movie that with minute detail gives a postmodern interpretation of a historical dialogue. Expand
  2. eriks
    Jul 5, 2009
    10
    This is an immense film. i was laughing the whole way through. All the people who don't like it either don't have a sense of humor This is an immense film. i was laughing the whole way through. All the people who don't like it either don't have a sense of humor or are over 30. A must see for people wanting a good laugh. Expand
  3. EricH
    Jan 25, 2008
    5
    Hey, Kenny M. If you're going to call other people "incompetent high school drop outs," maybe you should double check your own comment Hey, Kenny M. If you're going to call other people "incompetent high school drop outs," maybe you should double check your own comment for proper grammar first. It's not "There the same thing," it's "They're [as in they+are] the same thing." Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. [Nobody judges idiots harsher than other idiots.] Anyway, this movie is not perfect, and it doesn't aim to be. At least these "rehash comedies" are honest in what they're doing. They're not claiming to have an original plot, in fact they're an engaging form of satire because they reuse, for the purpose of comedy, cliches, tropes, and stock rhetorical methods other "serious" or Expand
  4. MovieFan
    Jan 21, 2008
    0
    This is the worst film in the history of time. In fact, calling it a 'film' is more praise than it deserves. It is simply a mess, This is the worst film in the history of time. In fact, calling it a 'film' is more praise than it deserves. It is simply a mess, without a single redeeming feature. The only people who would enjoy this are either drunk, stoned or severely brain-damaged. I thought the Scary Movies were good for a laugh, but it is really obvious now that Friedberg and Setzer are utterly devoid of talent and were simply relying on the Wayans Brothers to cover for them. Expand
  5. PeterC.
    Feb 5, 2008
    0
    I can describe this in a nutshell: THIS IS SPARTA!! (kicks Jason and Aaron into the pit) I haven't watched this movie and judging by the I can describe this in a nutshell: THIS IS SPARTA!! (kicks Jason and Aaron into the pit) I haven't watched this movie and judging by the trailers and the exclusive clips, I don't want to! Expand
  6. RoflC.
    Jan 28, 2010
    0
    An Immature, Unfunny ultimately epic fail of a movie. If you think its funny, congratulations you have the sense of humor of a 6th grader.
  7. JohnE
    Jun 15, 2008
    0
    This movie is a waste it is just boring it has no story plot and it is not even funny. The whole scenes do seem to last for too long such as This movie is a waste it is just boring it has no story plot and it is not even funny. The whole scenes do seem to last for too long such as the pit of death scene you see one person getting kicked down their but repeated thats not funny at all. The break dancing scene was just boring I thought that would never end. The movie is pointless they just sick any old garbage in there along with old childish jokes such as fat jokes, mother jokes and gay jokes (there is far to many of them). Only an idiot will find this movie funny. If you are going to watch it you are wasting about 65 - 60 minutes of your life I had to sit through this in the cinema and it was like hell. Expand

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