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Competent, but not magical.
Competent, but not magical.
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| Top Critics (38)
| Fresh (57)
| Rotten (70)
| DVD (3)
If the animation under the direction of Tim Johnson and Patrick Gilmore wasn't so compelling, you could just close your eyes and listen.
Despite the cool monsters, the cute slobbering dog and Catherine Zeta-Jones's swashbuckling Marina, "Sinbad" comes off as surprisingly unmagical, with characters you only half care about.
Bland music, marquee-friendly casting and crassly contemporary dialogue give this film the mechanical feel of a marketing exercise, not a movie.
Ray Harryhausen's original stop-motion Sinbad classics are a hard act to follow, but Tim Johnson and Patrick Gilmore's update, couched in a gorgeous palette of indigo and dark rose, is a big, beautiful thrill all its own.
Business-as-usual movie that isn't trying to make anything more than a medium-size splash.
It's less the story of Sinbad than a compilation of greatest hits from Mythland.
The quaintly hand-painted cityscapes of Syracuse are pretty. It would be nice if there was something going on in the foreground.
Fun, if standard, animated adventure with battles, innuendo.
Despite its flaws, this is a fun well-acted piece of escapist fare with action, romance, adventure, and monsters galore.
A visually exhilarating mix of hand-drawn and computer-generated images that sets sail with a rather mediocre and clichéd script.
As routine as many live-action adventure films, right down to the competent but fairly undistinguished art and animation.
Handily outdoes [Treasure Planet], with bravura action set pieces, a surprisingly complex romantic triangle, and thoughtful exploration of moral issues and character.
Haha RT, really? 46%? I love it when critics just get things wrong.
Sinbad is one of the few animated movies out there to approach the genre with a morally open story/protagonist and a sophisticated, convincing romance.
The film's obviously targeted at young adults, teens unwilling to put up with the patronization of Disney films but still yearn for a beautifully animated and competent fantasy journey.
The biggest folly is the completely one dimensional storytelling, I wish Proteus's point of view played a larger role in the grand scheme of things as Sinbad's journey just seems redundant after the first couple of action sequences.
Also, just watch Eris move, she's meant to be animated.
One of my favourite animations, much funner than the last two POTC movies.
i enjoyed this movie very much. it took alot of flack, but i didnt see why. it was entertaining and creative, the characters were about as engaging as one would expect from an animated film. fun to watch.
Really cute animated film.
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