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The Adventures of Prince Achmed Reviews

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Eleanor McKeown
Electric Sheep
August 19, 2014
Even with the knowledge that the figures are made from simple pieces of cards and tricks of light, there is a magical splendour to her animations.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 29, 2008
More than eighty years still looks like nothing you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The Adventures of Prince Achmed deserves to be a landmark. And it would be if it were better known.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It impresses for its exquisite craftmanship, balletic movement, expressive romanticism and moments of potent sensuousness and poetry.
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 13, 2003
A rapturous animated kaleidoscope with a more abstracted visage of the 1001 Arabians Nights tale than you could dream.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
That The Adventures of Prince Achmed still survives is a work of wonder equivalent to any rare treasure which Aladdin could rub out of his lamp.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
August 19, 2014
Chris Robe
January 13, 2003
The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a vital part of film history.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
October 30, 2001
The images, most of them gorgeously detailed silhouettes, are dazzling.
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
August 19, 2014
Beautiful and innovative -- age only adds to its brilliance and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
August 19, 2014
It may not be exactly new to perceive silhouette figures on the screen, but it is quite another matter as they are offered here.

August 19, 2014
Beautiful as it all is, considerable dedication is required to sit through an hour of monotone, flat silhouette animation. It's rewarding -- but the reward is hard earned.

TV Guide
August 19, 2014
German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger's ground-breaking, silent, animated fantasy feature used cut-out paper silhouettes to tell a tale that combines pieces of several stories from The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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