In this suspense thriller, Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) is a highly respected military special-operations officer and is recruited to find Laura Newton (Kristenon Bell), the daughter of an important high-ranking official. Robert and his partner Curtis (Derek Luke), while working with a special task force — comprised of Presidential advisors, the Secret Service, FBI and CIA — stumble on a white slavery ring, which may have some connection to Laura’s disappearance. Laura’s death is reported in the news, and the mission is scrubbed. Robert returns to his home in a quiet, rural neighborhood. But Curtis discovers evidence that Laura may still be alive and shares this with Robert. The duo attempts to find and rescue the girl, this time without the military’s support, despite the risk of a political conspiracy that could endanger them all.
Spartan is a roller coaster of entertainment value, starting out interesting, slowing to a dull pace, and then picking up and dropping off again. There is a brief scene of sensuality when a woman takes off her top, but she is viewed only from behind. Language is bad throughout the film with nearly 30 occurrences of the f-word. Spartan isn’t all that entertaining and has little redeeming value.