Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Reviews

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date :

May 28, 2010

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Mike Newell

Starring :

Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell, Steve Toussaint, Richard Coyle, Ronald Pickup, Reece Ritchie, Gisli Orn Garoarsson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..unsatisfying because of the way it gets to the ending..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..two hours of raging flames, rattling sabers, racing ostriches, and an ex-Bond girl with a spray-on tan delivering snooty pronouncements about "destiny"..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..too unimaginative to sweep us away..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..too cozy and safe to excite the senses..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1.5 of 4

“..the "Prince" spectacle falls short in ways less comic, more pointless and just not very much fun..”
by Ted Fry [Seattle Times]
1.5 of 4

“..silly, derivative, convoluted nonsense..”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
2.5 of 4

“..Pity the film doesn't know when to end..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..perfectly painless mush. The movie is irrepressibly silly..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
2.5 of 5

“..Like any video game, "Prince of Persia" has its moments. Alas, once it's over, it's also just as forgettable..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4

“..It's too chatty..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
3.5 of 5

“..It's like two hours of July 4th fireworks, only with flying swords and sandstorms, and raging battles and mystical palaces rising out of the desert..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
2.5 of 4

“..it's a magic carpet ride..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Review rate : B

“..goes pretty well..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4

“..destined to disappear into the quicksand of time, too innocuous to be hated, too bland to be remembered, just awaiting some bright optimist in a distant future to press the do-over button..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
2 of 4

“..a forgettable action-adventure tale of destiny, deceit and power..”
by Stanley A. Miller II [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
1 of 5

“.."Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is as barren an adventure flick you'll ever unearth..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
1.5 of 4

“.."Prince of Persia" will inspire filmmakers for years to come. They will watch it and say, "What a mess. I can do better"..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

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