300

2007 R 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD

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300

2007 R 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD
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In a conflict pitting the ancient Greeks against the Persians in 480 B.C., Spartan King Leonidas leads his small band of 300 soldiers against an army of more than 1 million during the Battle of Thermopylae.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: PCM Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby True HD
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Gerard Butler
  • Lena Headey
  • Dominic West
  • David Wenham
  • Vincent Regan
  • Michael Fassbender
  • Tom Wisdom
  • Andrew Pleavin
  • Andrew Tiernan
  • Rodrigo Santoro
  • Stephen McHattie
  • Alex Ivanovici
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is no Masterpiece Theater rendition of ancient history. Like Sin City, 300 is an ultraviolent tale based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller. There's blood galore as the Spartans -- trained war machines -- defend their land against Xerxes' massive Persian army. Battlefield valor and violence is glorified by the Spartans, who take no prisoners and show no mercy. Heads literally roll, blood splatters, exotic animals are sliced and speared. Many, many soldiers on either side die gruesomely. If on-screen death and war -- even one so stylized and cartoonish at times -- is too disturbing a subject matter for your kids (or you!), this bloodfest isn't a safe bet.

Sexual Content

Extended love scene between Leonidas and the queen; viewers can see her nude breasts and his butt. The adolescent Oracle writhes and sways while wearing a sheer cloth that reveals her breasts. A character unwillingly has sex to procure a politician's favor. Although no nudity is shown in that scene, the aggressor whispers menacingly: "This will not be fast. You will not enjoy this." Xerxes' lair is depicted like an orgy, with various half-dressed Persian women kissing, moaning, and having sex.

Violence

Over-the-top battle-scene violence, including graphic decapitations, severed limbs, mutilated bodies piled high, arrow-filled torsos, etc. Young Spartan boys are forced to furiously fight each other. The Spartan mottos are "No retreat, no surrender" and "No prisoners, no mercy."

Language

Colorfully worded insults like: "motherless dogs," "philosophers and boy-lovers," etc.

Social Behavior

Themes of underdog heroism and not bowing to corruption get a little lost in the blood and gore.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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