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Spartan

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Spartan

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
163 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/12/04
performer:
Val Kilmer, Kristen Bell, Derek Luke, William H. Macy
director:
David Mamet
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
3821
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

In David Mamet’s cryptic political thriller, Val Kilmer, his face as blank as an automaton’s, plays an agent who tries to locate the President’s daughter. Lots of Mamet’s terse look-ma-no-feelings dialogue, but the tail of his imagination too often wags the dog of plausibility.

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