Muhammad: The Last Prophet
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Muhammad: The Last Prophet
Richard Rich, who directed several full-length animated features for Walt Disney Studios, helmed this ambitious cartoon feature about the founder of the Islamic faith. In the year 610 A.D., the city of Mecca had become overrun with criminal and immoral behavior, dominated by crooked businessmen, gamblers, and drunkards. The Quarysh, the ruling body that controlled Mecca, had been overtaken by corrupt men who served the needs of the wealthy at the expense of the common people. The lone exception among the Quarysh was the forthright and principled Abu Talib (Eli Allem), who championed the rights… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Richard Rich faces the daunting task of not being able to actually show Muhammad in accordance with Islamic law. He and screenwriter Brian Nissen are for the most part successful."
‑ , Los Angeles Times
"This simplistic animated feature falls firmly within the long tradition of bland, upbeat and earnest religious instructional films."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Faithful to Islamic law's prohibition against representing its title character, this movie gives a prophet's-eye-view on the story."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"Though noble in its intent to portray Islam as a peace-loving faith, the narrative flow remains compromised by its catechistic asides and displaced hero."
‑ Ed Halter, Village Voice
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