Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Fun, if standard, animated adventure with battles, innuendo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Despite its flaws, this is a fun well-acted piece of escapist fare with action, romance, adventure, and monsters galore.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
A visually exhilarating mix of hand-drawn and computer-generated images that sets sail with a rather mediocre and clichéd script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 15, 2004
Handily outdoes [Treasure Planet], with bravura action set pieces, a surprisingly complex romantic triangle, and thoughtful exploration of moral issues and character.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 3, 2004
While younger kids will enjoy the magic and adventure, the real mystery is whether older audiences will respond as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
It's a decent summer distraction for restless little ones, but not much more.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
August 18, 2003
... entertains and fully exploits all the accomplishments DreamWorks' animation department has made to this point... "Sinbad" stands as an accomplishment all on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 5, 2003
Dreamworks animation has a lot to live up to after Shrek, but this wacky and high-spirited version of the Sinbad legend really isn't too bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
July 22, 2003
There's much to like here -- a gag-filled script, impressive visuals and Michelle Pfeiffer's classy villainess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 16, 2003
A lot of fun and a thoroughly enjoyable family adventure which, though not on the level of the Disney classics, is nonetheless worth watching. Recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 10, 2003
A dazzling animated action feature with a solid story and interesting characters, aimed at a more sophisticated audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
July 10, 2003
Apparently Dreamworks would rather put no muscle behind its finest traditional animation outing yet, a film with beautiful animation and a robust spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
July 9, 2003
Goes down easily without a hint of tedium...still, this short length contributes to an overall feeling that it's not as Earth-shatteringly fabulous as some other cartoon features of the last several years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 9, 2003
Dreamworks' best animated feature since the 1998 double-shot of Antz and The Prince of Egypt.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
July 8, 2003
An entertaining though modest cartoon adventure.
| Original Score: 5/10
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
July 8, 2003
Ray Harryhausen's original stop-motion Sinbad classics are a hard act to follow, but Tim Johnson and Patrick Gilmore's update, couched in a gorgeous palette of indigo and dark rose, is a big, beautiful thrill all its own.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 8, 2003
Business-as-usual movie that isn't trying to make anything more than a medium-size splash.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 8, 2003
This DreamWorks animated outing eventually surrenders to the paralyzing goop and arthritic formula that haunt 90 percent of the features churned out by arch-rival The Mouse House - but somehow fills its sails with enough wit and wonder to stay afloat.
| Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 8, 2003
The Terminator kicked the daylights out of Sinbad. I saw it with my own eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
July 6, 2003
An entertaining, energetic variant of the blueprint, but it is disappointing that the elaborate set pieces and charismatic characters are ultimately in service of nothing more than the same old story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003

Boston Phoenix
August 2, 2003
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
July 9, 2003
...the film was lackluster in its presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
July 4, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003
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