Spartan (2004) 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.… 2004-03-12 R PT163M Drama Val Kilmer Kristen Bell Derek Luke William H. Macy Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Spartan (2004)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Mar 12, 2004; Rated: R; Length: 163 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Val Kilmer; 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 Mar 26, 2004 Published in issue #757 Mar 26, 2004 Order article reprints