A wonderfully atmospheric Arabian Nights adventure for children of all ages.
| Original Score: 5/5
This 1940 movie is one of the great entertainments. It lifts up the heart.
| Original Score: 4/4
Alexander Korda's opulent Arabian Nights fantasy suffers from pallid performances and frequently succumbs to kitsch, but it still casts its fragile spell.
An enchanting, supremely mounted fable that deservedly won the techical Oscars in 1940, and still is most enjoyable today.
| Original Score: A-
The Thief of Bagdad is a colorful, lavish and eye-appealing spectacle.
Treating cinema as a giant toy box, Korda resembles a child with an overactive imagination, giddily piling on every exotic and magical conceit the story can handle.
| Original Score: A
One of the best ever fantasy films.
it's impossible not to notice how much of the imagery we associate with "Arabian nights" -- genies, bottles, magic carpets, evil sultans -- comes directly from this film
| Original Score: 3.5/5
This lavish enterprise from producer Alexander Korda reveled in the brave new visual world that The Wizard of Oz explored only the year before.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
...like a Bollywood take on 1001 Arabian Nights.
| Original Score: 7/10
Despite some sluggish spots, the result is still dazzling, enough to enchant entirely new generations of dreamy children.
A fable light on condescension but committed enough to the pleasure principle that the audience is served one giddy act of visual sorcery after another.
A delightful hocus-pocus of colour, dashing adventure, and special effects.
Not quite as charming or magical as the original
best are Abu's adventures with Ingram's baleful genie, whose meeting on the beach with Abu is an unforgettable highlight.
| Original Score: B
Sumptuous colorful fantasy. A true classic of the genre.
| Original Score: 5/5
A great classic fantasy for the whole family.
Ranks next to Fantasia as the most beguiling and wondrous film of this troubled season.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A childhood favorite....
Perhaps the most splendid fantasy film ever made.
...one of the most inspiring fantasies of all time.
| Original Score: 8/10