Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Reviews

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June 7, 2010
[A] cacophonous, frivolous adaptation of Ubisoft's Arabian Nights-themed video-game series.
June 4, 2010
The sheer whoosh of the story line keeps you watching anyway, and, as the prince, Jake Gyllenhaal has a hearty good-naturedness that comes as a relief amid all the turbocharged antics. He wears his heroism lightly.
June 2, 2010
Disposable family entertainment.
June 1, 2010
This is a movie that knows exactly how dumb it is.
May 28, 2010
Bring a joystick to this big budget adventure. It'll give your hands something to do when you're restless.
May 28, 2010
As usual, the talent in Prince of Persia is generally top notch -- from the cinematographer John Seale to the parkour expert David Belle -- but the ingredients have been masticated so heavily the results are mush.
May 9, 2019
I couldn't help but think of other films such as "Pirates" and the "Indiana Jones" series, which covered the same material, and "Persia" paled in comparison.
April 18, 2019
Despite all of its messiness, the film is still kind of fun.
March 3, 2019
The chemistry between Gyllenhaal and Arteton is incredible that the romantic bantering is believable.
November 4, 2018
While it has a few notable flaws, the sum of its parts adds up to a lot of fun, humor, and thrilling action sequences.
August 8, 2018
Gyllenhaal establishes himself as a worthy cinematic action hero, shares smoldering chemistry with Arterton and plays well with the colorful cast of supporting characters.
December 14, 2017
Diagnosis: insufficient mayhem.
October 23, 2017
You could pretty much call it Aladdin Goes to War and get the point. Videogame movies are usually pretty thin on plot, but Prince of Persia is one game noted for its story.
July 3, 2017
An entertaining blockbuster; exciting, visually appealing, well acted and very respectful to the games. [Full review in Spanish]
January 18, 2014
far from perfect, but it's fun to watch
October 1, 2012
"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.
September 28, 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.
April 25, 2011
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.
April 4, 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.
January 10, 2011
...a pointless and aggressively bland big-budget disaster.
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