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Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of them his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000. The actual heroism of those who stood (and ultimately died) with Leonidas helped shape the course of Western Civilization, allowing the Greek city states time to organize an army which repelled the Persians. Set in 480 BC.
The story of how 300 Spartans sacrificed themselves at Thermopylae in the battle against Persia here becomes an only mildly interesting film, though it has its merits: Sir Ralph... Read morePublished on May 23 2013 by Jon Corelis
The truth is that Spartan society left nothing behind but stories of its vicious battles. No art, no knowledge, no invention, nothing to enlighten the future men came from Sparta-... Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2009 by Winston
"The 300 Spartans" is the story of an impossible, yet inspiring, stand by 300 Greek soldiers against the greatest army in the ancient world. Read morePublished on March 5 2005 by Nix Pix
Of course, that is because I was a very young child when this movie was originally being played. It's still fun to watch. Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Lodge2
Okay. So the actual truth was a little different. But in 61 the kids loved it and as one of the so called epics it wasn't bad. Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by G. Drummy
The film incorrectly depicts the Spartans as freedom fighters in a free society, as if they represented human rights in a modern sense, and contrasts them with the Persians,... Read morePublished on May 22 2004
This was one of the last of the great sword-and-sandal epics. Unlike many before it or since, it managed to get the facts generally correct. Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by J.P.
I had not seen "The 300 Spartans" since it was first released theatrically in 1962. I seem to recall it was also called "The Lion of Sparta". Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by peterfromkanata