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Meet the Spartans


From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Sure, Leonidas may have nothing more than a cape and some leather underwear to protect him from the razor-sharp swords of his Persian enemies,

Actors: Ken Davitian , Carmen Electra , Sean Maguire , Method Man , Diedrich Bader , Kevin Sorbo , Lauren Walsh
Directors: Jason Friedberg , Aaron Seltzer
Country: USA
Release: 2008-01-25
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  • Clark Collis

    Less classic Mel Brooks than middling "Best Week Ever."

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Mark Feeney

    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."

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    The musical number that runs during the closing credits funnier than anything that precedes it, which isn't saying much.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Frank Scheck

    Writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer basically reprise the tired formula from their earlier efforts, which is to throw in as many pop culture references as possible to cover up the lack of any real wit.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Luke Y. Thompson

    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.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Jeannette Catsoulis

    Overkill is what Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer do best: as the uncontested titans of the parody genre (with fingers in everything from the “Scary Movie” franchise to the more recent “Epic Movie”) they continue to prove that ridiculing other movies is much easier than making your own.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Joe Leydon

    Lazy, lame and painfully unfunny, Meet the Spartans is yet another scrambled-genre parody.

    Variety Full Review
  • Felix Vasques Jr.

    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.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Kimberley Jones

    Hey, guys, when you repurpose a disco hit to poke fun at gay men, not only do you look like assholes, you look like assholes who rip their jokes off of YouTube.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Aaron Hillis

    Witless, tasteless, formless spoof.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Steven Hyden

    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."

    The A.V. Club Full Review
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