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2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 438 Ratings

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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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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 10 out of 11
  1. Less classic Mel Brooks than middling "Best Week Ever."
  2. 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. The musical number that runs during the closing credits funnier than anything that precedes it, which isn't saying much.
  4. 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. 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. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 182
  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. AlexG.
    Apr 11, 2008
    5
    To begin with this film looked promising with some very childishly giggleing moments, but as the film went on the gags began to stale and i To begin with this film looked promising with some very childishly giggleing moments, but as the film went on the gags began to stale and i became bored with the cheesy and poor jokes, the GTA reference was quite amusing yet the end song with American Idol was rather boring, a somewhat poor sequel to the funny Epic Movie.... 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. TodderP.
    Feb 7, 2008
    0
    Seriously, utterly, spectacularly crap.
  6. Oct 1, 2010
    0
    Ummm, lets see what don't i like about Meet the Spartans? It has horendeous acting, lame script, and Oh yeah not to mention the fact that itsUmmm, lets see what don't i like about Meet the Spartans? It has horendeous acting, lame script, and Oh yeah not to mention the fact that its making fun of quality movies.... I guess Hollywood is running out of ideas. Expand
  7. BenS
    Jun 15, 2008
    0
    I lost several friends by introducing them to this film predominantly because they killed themselves. I don't understand how anyone can I lost several friends by introducing them to this film predominantly because they killed themselves. I don't understand how anyone can be too stupid to understand the humor like the all too clever "Chicken N Chiblets" insists, but im fairly certain that merely the existence of pop culture references don't count as jokes without anything of substance behind them. a character eating subway and throwing it aside because it doesn't have mayo doesn't tend to make me laugh too hard. Expand

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