Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 18, 2014
far from perfect, but it's fun to watch
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ali Gray
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 3, 2010
The sands weigh heavily toward the action/special effects component, true to its video game origins and designed to the tastes of the fanboy gamer crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 11, 2010
Lovely to look at and mildly funny but tries with sweaty desperation to be the next Pirates of the Caribbean.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 11, 2010
... an amusing throwback to campy 1940s Technicolor adventures like Cobra Woman and Arabian Nights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin A. Ranson
June 3, 2010
Disney trades in the Caribbean for all of Persia with mixed results... seems to be holding back and overshooting all at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Eric Melin
June 3, 2010
It's at its worst when it slows down for too long and gives you an opportunity to think about the plot. Luckily, that doesn't happen too often.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 2, 2010
Try as I may, I simply cannot dislike any movie with both an ostrich race and an ostrich stampede.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
June 1, 2010
The plot is impossible to follow but the full on action sequences make it fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
June 1, 2010
This is a movie that knows exactly how dumb it is.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
June 1, 2010
This effects-laden spectacle delivers just what it promises and no more.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 31, 2010
A swashbuckler in the grand tradition, it has the ingredients of a good summer popcorn movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Diva Velez
May 30, 2010
Sand plus swords plus long hair plus Jake Gyllenhaal minus a shirt equals good times. Entertaining, escapist B-movie fluff that does more for the female audience than its weekend competition, Sex and the City 2, ever will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Biodrowski
May 29, 2010
With all this stacked against it, one may understandably wonder: What could possible go right? The answer, surprisingly, is: More than you would expect.
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
May 29, 2010
May be the best video game movie ever by default... I think I say that about every video game movie that comes out, because they're still forgettable by the time the next one comes out.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
May 29, 2010
Why resist the obvious? Prince of Persia is genetically engineered to make money - and sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jen Yamato
May 28, 2010
A rollicking, epic-scale franchise-starter that's equal parts intrigue, action and Gyllenhaal, with a dash of feisty romantic banter thrown in for good measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
May 28, 2010
Dastan's use of parkour unites modern action tropes with the classic stunts used by Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. back in his heyday. Not that Gyllenhaal evinces the same buoyant ebullience, but he has his own brand of devil-may-care swash to his buckle
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
May 28, 2010
It tops the list of video game-inspired movies -- which isn't saying much -- but it's also a surprisingly entertaining movie on its own, a strap-yourself-in,suspend-your-disbelief summer popcorn adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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