The Thief of Bagdad Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 26, 2012
This 1940 movie is one of the great entertainments. It lifts up the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 26, 2012
Alexander Korda's opulent Arabian Nights fantasy suffers from pallid performances and frequently succumbs to kitsch, but it still casts its fragile spell.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 7, 2010
The Thief of Bagdad is a colorful, lavish and eye-appealing spectacle.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Don Macpherson
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A delightful hocus-pocus of colour, dashing adventure, and special effects.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Ranks next to Fantasia as the most beguiling and wondrous film of this troubled season.