I do like that movie, somehow a tense action movie hides the mametesque dialogue that i usually have some problems with.
Spartan definitely has a lot of flaws, but it is one of my 'go-to' movies if I want to put something on that I know I'll enjoy. That puts it in the same camp as 'Way of the Gun,' and I think there are a number of parallels between the movies. Most notably is the way that they try to present action scenes with some semblance of tactical logic (with plenty of caveats for entertainment). I think it's an extension of both movies assuming that the audiences are smart enough to keep up. It's worth noting that Kilmer's commentary track is insufferable.
The only real issue I have with any of the movie's action is the sniper on the boat scene. Sniping from a good quarter-mile out on a boat that's going up and down in the sea and having pinpoint precision? That's some pro shit right there, although I guess it's possible...
Spartan: Where's The Girl?
Jerry? Jerry, where's the girl?
Defending Your Movie: Spartan
Mamet's special forces thriller was a financial loser, but is still worth checking out if you're a fan of snappy dialogue.
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