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The Thief of Bagdad Reviews

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June 24, 2015
One marvel after another
December 6, 2014
Deliriously hokey and captivating.
December 6, 2014
Technology may have changed drastically in the nearly 90 years since this movie was produced, but some things never go out of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2014
It is an entrancing picture, wholesome and beautiful, deliberate but compelling, a feat of motion picture art which has never been equaled and one which itself will enthrall persons time and again.
December 5, 2014
Whether committing petty crimes or proving his worth against a series of terrifying beasts... Fairbanks oozes preposterous, child-like charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2013
A grinning, bare-chested Douglas Fairbanks shimmies up a rope and enters a room in the palace, intending to steal a casket of baubles. Instead, his eyes fall on Princess Julanne Johnston... Of such things movie myths are made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2013
The film's 149-minute running time might test the patience of even the most devout silent film fan, but the decadent costumes, elaborate sets, and Fairbanks's copious talents provide more than enough baroque pleasure to pass the time.
May 27, 2013
Propelled by the actor's acrobatic stunts and groundbreaking special effects, Thief of Bagdad is pure pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2013
... one of the grandest and most glorious spectacles of the silent era.
March 1, 2013
A victory of style over substance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2011
Douglas Fairbanks is magnetic in this fun early adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 17, 2009
Visually spectacular mix of adventure movie and fantasy.
January 12, 2009
A visual extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 20, 2008
The immense space -- both vertical and horizontal -- in this film finally seemed enough to contain Fairbanks' sheer gusto.
December 9, 2007
The film has a joyful sort of grandeur that's basically dead in the modern cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 16, 2007
Walsh's dynamism is evident in every frame of this deftly Americanized fantasy, beautifully designed by William Cameron Menzies.
June 24, 2006
Korda's version of 1940 has the quirks and the luscious colour, but this one has the electric energy.
July 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2004
Unprecedented special effects and sets… perhaps the first great achievement of cinematic epic mythopoeia, and the forerunner to the likes of The Lord of the Rings.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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