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Old 06-18-04, 01:35 PM
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How come no review for "Spartan"?

by DVD Talk as of yet?
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Old 06-18-04, 02:16 PM
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I just got the disc yesterday. Hope to get it done tonight.

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Old 06-18-04, 05:02 PM
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There's a review here:

http://www.zap2it.com/movies/videodv...-21875,00.html
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I loved Val Kilmer's audio commentary. He is often hilarious in his discussion of David Mamet and gives a very candid talk about his preparation for films. He does lose some steam by the end but some of his comments are priceless(i.e. "...the going rate of a movie ticket these days..." and Mamet's young daughter )
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I'm not a dvdtalk reviewer, but here's what I thought.

Movie: Rented thinking it was not going to be great...but loved it. Very interesting, suspensful, different, and satisfying. Well worth the rent and even a buy later on. B+
The picture was great and the sound was good from what I could tell, too bad the extras are slim. Didn't listen to the commentary yet.
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Old 06-20-04, 12:18 PM
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David Mamet's "Spartan"...See this movie! & other comments thread!

I actually started another thread after i saw this, so anyone still contemplating seeing here's another viewer's opinion...

Just out on DVD and all I have to say is UNBELIEVABLE!!
I am not a Mamet fan, nor do I think I have even seen another one of his films. I love movies and I was blown away by this one. It was sheer gasp for breath action, suspense, and drama. The tension created is so amazingly produced.

I have not been this ecstatic about a movie in awhile and am really sorry I didn't catch in theaters because I know the effect would have been enhanced, but just as well. I have not even posted a thread like this, but I just want people to enjoy this movie and feel the entertainment or at least post comments of likes and dislikes for those who have seen thereafter...

The movie comments so much about how twisted politics and society is. How manipulative the higher ups can be and the lengths gone through to hide the ultimate truths. I don't really want to get into a whole debate because I just took this movie to be thoroughly entertaining.

Truly, a treat just enjoyed on DVD. It is barebones with just a commentary for those who want to know. I only listened to a snippet of Val Kilmer towards the end. He sounded rather dull and almost asleep, but that was at the end so who knows what life he might have had in the beginning if any at all.
Regardless, he was fantastic in this role and I wish he would do more of these roles. I think "Salton Sea" was a start and then this, but more this that that if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I know long and drawn out, but just to reiterate...

For a fun, suspensful, truly enjoyable and entertaining movie lover's movie with a bit of political undertones...see David Mamet's "Spartan"
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Old 06-20-04, 09:27 PM
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Re: David Mamet's "Spartan"...See this movie! & other comments thread!

Originally posted by scott1598
I am not a Mamet fan, nor do I think I have even seen another one of his films.
Spartan is probably Mamet's best directorial effort yet, but if you liked it I recommend checking out The Spanish Prisoner and Heist. And of course Glengarry Glen Ross (based on his stage play).
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Old 06-20-04, 11:43 PM
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I enjoyed it also.

Kilmer was great and I've always enjoyed Mahmet's dialouge and this film was no exception.

I rented it and then just picked it up for a little over $12 with the DDD coupon. Well worth it IMO.
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Old 06-21-04, 03:12 AM
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Sorry for the delay.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=11233

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Old 06-21-04, 03:01 PM
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Worth the wait!!! Great review, Robert. I enjoyed it very much and think I will pick it up now even after renting and enjoying it immensely.
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