117 minutes


Action and Adventure, Period and Historical, Science Fiction and Fantasy, War Films



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Spectacular-looking version of one of the great stories of the ancient world: how a small group of Spartans held off a massive Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae. It retains the dramatic feel of the graphic novel it was based on by putting the actors in computer-generated scenarios. If you're looking for a complex account of the 480 BC conflict you won't find it here, but what you do get is incredibly intense action and visceral battle scenes.

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Contains strong bloody violence.

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