When the president's daughter, Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring, high-ranking Secret Service agent Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) takes on the case. With the assistance of his protégé, Curtis (Derek Luke), Robert begins investigating, but the operation is called off when Laura is reported dead. However, Robert and Curtis, who have discovered evidence to the contrary, continue their search, and soon find evidence of an elaborate government cover-up.
- *" He'll always be writer first, but for a relentless entertainment with
actual with wit and soul, Spartan may just be the best thing David Mamet has
done, certainly the best he has directed.
"* – Joshua Starnes
- " A very well characterized thriller… " – Felix Vasquez Jr.
- " This political thriller is very much by its own definition, the tightly woven, creatively disciplined offspring of that old warrior spirit that is Mamet. " – Prairie Miller