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Spartan

Genre: Drama; Starring: Val Kilmer, Kristen Bell, Derek Luke, William H. Macy; Director: David Mamet; Author: David Mamet; Release Date Wide: 03/12/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 163; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Warner Bros.

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.

Originally posted March 26 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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