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Spartan [DVD]

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  • Actors: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, William H. Macy, Ed O'Neill, Kristen Bell
  • Directors: David Mamet
  • Producers: David Bergstein, Moshe Diamant, Art Linson, Elie Samaha
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Feb. 2005
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006L7OFM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,166 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Political thriller directed by David Mamet. Val Kilmer stars as Robert Scott, a highly-respected Secret Service agent who is assigned to the case of Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), kidnapped daughter of the president of the United States. The chase eventually leads Scott and his partner, Curtis (Derek Luke) to uncover a Middle Eastern sex trafficking ring. But when political figure Stoddard (William H Macy) refuses to co-operate with Laura's rescue mission, and the media starts to report her death on seemingly shaky grounds, the pair start to suspect a more sinister and far-reaching conspiracy...

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Federhirn on 21 Dec. 2005
Format: DVD
Spartan is probably one of the coldest movies I've seen. The title itself sounds cold, and echos an old Greek nation of warriors that took on the Athenians.
The film starts with cold, emotionless soldier training. It follows one of the trainers to develop into a story about a disappeared girl, and the mission to find her. It takes quite a while before you realize who the girl is, and longer still until the full scope of the story is revealed.
The movie may well not be to everyone's taste. The emotionless tone may put people off - yet it fits superbly, as it is about essentially emotionless people, soldiers, on a very cold-blooded mission. It takes a long while for the viewer to build a relationship with the characters, and some viewers may never do. The plot twists increase the tension as the story progresses, and by the end it was a very gripping film.
Spartan is a surprisingly enjoyable film. Not everyone's cup of tea, but as thrillers go, it is definitely worthwhile.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Chris Morse VINE VOICE on 30 Mar. 2005
Format: DVD
Spartan. A film you've probably not heard of, + Val Kilmer, = Rubbish....does'nt it?
The tagline for this film is "She's missing". And for the first hour that's as much information as you've got.
The story revolves around Kilmer, who you never really find out who he is, at the start he's an army trainer, then he's called a Master Gunner, then he's a detective, then a marine, then secret service, then navy seal....he appears to be all of these but with no fixed boundary. He's an expert. If you think this starting description sounds way too corny, your wrong. This is a story in the style of Forsyth, an intelligent thriller where the character is nothing short of believable.
David Mamet definatley picked the right man in Kilmer, who apparently has a great love and interest in espionage stories, for this role. He is an extremely professional agent, who starts to show his weaknesses as the film progresses and he is forced to work outside of his comfortable chain of command.
If you've read and liked books like The Deciever, Icon or The Fist Of God, or like Kilmer have an interest in espionage, then this film is for you. A very realistic look at a government operation in progress without the tinsel of a hollywood action movie.
Rated 4 out of 5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Call me Al TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 April 2015
Format: DVD
Very similar in tone to the TV series 24, David Mamet’s Spartan is an intelligent taut political thriller. Initially the plot appears straightforward. A female student is abducted but the kidnappers are unaware that she is the President’s daughter. The full force of the Secret Service is deployed in order to recover her and key in this task is Val Kilmer’s Robert Scott, an efficient ruthless laconic ‘black ops ranger’, totally focussed and fully aware that the girl will be killed as soon as the abductors discover who they have taken. It is a race against the clock. However, as befits a Mamet screenplay nothing is as it seems and Scott soon realises that in order to do the right thing he must act in ways contrary to the obedience demanded of a soldier. The fast pace of the narrative is relentless and the high level of tension is maintained throughout. Kilmer gives a sound performance as the soldier who begins to question the ‘official line’ and there are many notable supporting actors. Definitely a film to seek out.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Joe HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Jan. 2006
Format: DVD
The second half of any film is supposed to be better than the first. Hollywood got this one wrong.
Val Kilmer plays Scott, a Secret Service operative assigned to do the dirty tasks that would otherwise not be countenanced by squeamish bleeding hearts. For instance, in order to get crucial information from a suspect, Scott is not above breaking the scumbag's arm. In the defense of Mom, flag and apple pie, a Hard Man is good to find.
In SPARTAN, a VIP's daughter, Laura (Kristen Bell), is kidnapped from her college dorm after her Secret Service protection is temporarily withdrawn to supplement that of Ol' Dad's when he comes to town to visit his mistress during a re-election campaign. The script never specifically says so, but the viewer presumes we're talking about the President here. In any case, the girl is apparently destined to be sent to a country bordering the Arabian Gulf where she'll become the sex slave of a rich sheikh. At this point in the plot, the kidnappers don't know whom they've got, and Scott must retrieve Laura before the story breaks in the press.
Mind you, Kilmer gives a taut performance as the Service's Rambo. And the supporting cast includes the ever-watchable William H. Macy as the VIP's political Machiavelli, and Ed O'Neill as the agent in charge of the rescue. (I can never see O'Neill without hearing MARRIED WITH CHILDREN's Peggy whine "Aaaa-lll!") However, when the audience finally meets Laura, she turns out to be such an unappealing brat that the viewer perhaps wonders why all the bother.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bernie TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Jan. 2006
Format: DVD
The president’s daughter is stolen and it requires all the US secret resources to find and bring her back before the people that did the abduction know who she is.
Looks like it is too late so everything will be called off. No wait Curtis (Derek Luke) has seen the sign. What does this mean? A movie that was well done. Lots of action, good acting, and emotion.
Yes this is a formula movie and the theme is older the hills. But that is why we watch these movies. We suspect who the good buys and bad guys are but never know until they turn on us.
And is it my imagination or is Val Kilmer getting better?
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