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The Thief of Bagdad Reviews

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February 16, 2016
In this most lavish production the carefully planned colour scheme and the skillful use of the camera make the film one of the most satisfactory colour films yet created.
June 24, 2006
A delightful hocus-pocus of colour, dashing adventure, and special effects.
November 19, 2013
A wonderfully atmospheric Arabian Nights adventure for children of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 26, 2012
This 1940 movie is one of the great entertainments. It lifts up the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 9, 2008
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2008
...like a Bollywood take on 1001 Arabian Nights.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 30, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 6, 2008
Despite some sluggish spots, the result is still dazzling, enough to enchant entirely new generations of dreamy children.
July 7, 2010
The Thief of Bagdad is a colorful, lavish and eye-appealing spectacle.
September 8, 2002
An all-time favorite, magical and wonderful. A great Rozsa score, one of his best. A treat from start to finsh.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 14, 2002
...one of the most inspiring fantasies of all time.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
December 26, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2008
One of the best ever fantasy films.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2008
This lavish enterprise from producer Alexander Korda reveled in the brave new visual world that The Wizard of Oz explored only the year before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2003
A childhood favorite....
| Original Score: 5/5
November 20, 2003
Sumptuous colorful fantasy. A true classic of the genre.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 12, 2003
A great classic fantasy for the whole family.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 16, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 20, 2003
Ranks next to Fantasia as the most beguiling and wondrous film of this troubled season.
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