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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)



Critic Consensus: It doesn't offer much in the way of substance, but Prince of Persia is a suitably entertaining swashbuckler -- and a substantial improvement over most video game adaptations.

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Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. The setting is sixth century Persia. A nefarious nobleman covets the Sands of Time, a legendary gift from the gods that allows its possessor to turn back time. Whoever owns the Sands of Time has the power to rule the world, and this villainous lord would use that power to enslave all of humanity. The only person capable of defeating this tyrant and saving the world is Dastan (Gyllenhaal), a youthful prince. Now, with plucky princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) by his side, Dastan will attempt to prevent the Sands of Time from falling into the wrong hands. Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) directs a script penned by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Jordan Mechner, and Boaz Yakin. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 14, 2010
Box Office: $90.8M
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Alfred Molina
as Sheikh Amar
Ronald Pickup
as King Sharaman
GÝsli Írn Gar­arsson
as Hassansin Leader
Claudio Pacifico
as Hassansin Porcupine
Thomas DuPont
as Hassansin Whip Man
David Pope
as Hassansin Giant Scim...
Domonkos Pardanyi
as Hassansin Double-Bla...
Massimiliano Ubaldi
as Hassansin Long Razor
Massimilano Ubaldi
as Hassansin Long Razor
Vladimir Furdik
as Hassansin Grenade Ma...
Christopher Greet
as Regent of Alamut
William Foster Jr.
as Young Dastan
Selva Rasalingham
as Persian Captain
Daud Shah
as Asoka
Daisy Doidge-Hill
as Young Guardian Girl
Charlie Banks
as King Sharaman (Boy)
Jesse Mathews
as Nizam (Boy)
Rohan Siva
as Bloodied Alamut Sold...
Dimitri Andreas
as Head Servant
Trampas Thompson
as Mounted Herald
Joseph Beddelem
as Garsiv's Lieutenant
Farzana Dua Elahe
as Tamina's Maid Servan...
Aziz El Kibachi
as Mughal Sultan
Joseph Bedelem
as Garsiv's Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

All Critics (215) | Top Critics (42)

far from perfect, but it's fun to watch

Full Review… | January 18, 2014
7M Pictures

"Prince of Persia" certainly has some entertainment value, but it suffers in the story department because it continually tries to fill the film with too much action.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012

Gyllenhaal might have seemed like an odd choice to top-line an action flick, given his indie leanings and wet noodle persona, but he's surprisingly tolerable as Dastan; a parkour-obsessed oik who grows into an abs-solutely un-flabulous warrior.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

Someday someone is going to make a great film from a video game. Until then we have to be satisfied with being decently entertained without being hopelessly insulted. Prince of Persia manages to avoid doing either, so the wait continues.

Full Review… | April 25, 2011

This movie stars exactly one paleface American and several paler-faced Brits in almost all the supporting roles. The bronzer budget must have been a major line item.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

...a pointless and aggressively bland big-budget disaster.

Full Review… | January 10, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time


Yeah ... Bruckheimer. Ok (bring on the lobotomy doctors!). But it's that frenchie kraze that's the real star: parkour. It brings back the swash in swashbuckler. Gyllenhaal will send his kids to Harvard outta what he earns here (if he gets some of the gross!), and a new leading man is born. Al Molina and Gemma Atherton add needed spice.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This movie is about a rogue prince who is accused of his father's murder and has to find the real killer. He meets a princess who is also the guardian of a dagger that can turn back time. Good cast and storyline.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

I have seen a Friend playing this game couple of years ago then watched the Movie. Great Adventure. An adventure Movie the kind I like. I heard the Prince of Persia never had a name and was known just as "Prince of Persia." What a name. Dastan: which means a Legend.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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