• R
  • 2006
  • 117 min
  • USA, Canada
  • action, drama

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder

Screenwriters: Frank Miller, Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad

Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West

A simple-minded but visually exciting experience, full of blood, violence, and ready-made movie quotes.


  • Zack Snyder
    Zack Snyder

    Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. After making his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead, he gained wide recognition with the 2007 box office hit 300, adapted from writer-artist Frank Miller's Dark Horse Comics miniseries of the same name,...

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Source: based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley

Tagline: Spartans, prepare for glory!

Genres: action, drama

Certificate: R

Categories: battle of thermopylae, 5th century b.c., sparta greece, ancient greece, xerxes, persian immortals, persian empire, phalanx, rite of passage, warrior, spartan, epic, sword and shield, decapitation, oracle, elite soldier, year 480 b.c., machismo, ambassador, war elephant, king, queen, survivor


Year: 2006

Runtime: 117 min

Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Sonics-DDP, DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos


  • Paul Byrnes (Sydney Morning Herald)

    It is violent enough to make you shudder and close enough to fascist art to make your skin crawl.

  • Mike Massie (Gone with the Twins)

    Stylized violence at its finest.

  • Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)

    Apart from anything else, the idea of America having the Spartans' underdog status is not plausible.

  • Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)

    300 has one-dimensional caricatures who talk like professional wrestlers plugging their next feud.