Metacritic Movie Ratings
300: Rise of an Empire Reviews

3.0

47

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    Even with the uniformly good performances — and the standout work from Ms. Green — 300: Rise of an Empire is foremost a triumph of production design, costumes, brilliantly choreographed battle sequences and stunning CGI.

    Read full review

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyChris Nashawaty

    The film belongs to Green — maybe the only actress ever to "graduate" from being a Bertolucci muse to a bloodthirsty action-flick dominatrix.

    Read full review

  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Anchored by Eva Green’s fearsome performance as a Persian naval commander whose vengeful bloodlust makes glowering King Xerxes seem a mere poseur, this highly entertaining time-filler lacks the mythic resonances that made “300” feel like an instant classic, but works surprisingly well on its own terms.

    Read full review

  • 70

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    Rise of an Empire might have been essentially more of the same, but for one distinction that makes it 300 times better than its predecessor: Mere mortals of Athens, Sparta, and every city from Mumbai to Minneapolis, behold the magnificent Eva Green, and tremble!

    Read full review

  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    The lack of a creative driver behind the film leads to a level of fundamental dissatisfaction. The movie delivers all the necessary elements but their impact is dull.

    Read full review

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    This is digital fake-ism all the way. Audiences bought it the first time; they're likely to buy it a second time.

    Read full review

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayScott Bowles

    Stunningly shot and stupidly written.

    Read full review

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Other than for the pleasure of watching Green try to conquer ancient Greece dressed as a distant forebearer of Catwoman, more is less and a little late in this long-aborning sequel.

    Read full review

See all 300: Rise of an Empire movie reviews at Metacritic.com

Share
Advertisement