Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. The setting is sixth century Persia. A nefarious nobleman covets the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 14, 2010
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36%
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58%



Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't offer much in the way of substance, but Prince of Persia is a suitably entertaining swashbuckler -- and a substantial improvement over most video game adaptations.

Nick Schager
L.A. Weekly

[A] cacophonous, frivolous adaptation of Ubisoft's Arabian Nights-themed video-game series.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

This is a movie that knows exactly how dumb it is.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

far from perfect, but it's fun to watch

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

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.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

"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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Disposable family entertainment.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

A spectacularly silly video-game adaptation about a Fresh Prince of Gel Hair who runs around the desert with a magic dagger, a curious version of Alfred Molina and some hoity-toity chick who never breaks a sweat. It's sort of pointless.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
They're going to release a film based on a breakfast cereal next, you mark my words. Apart from a bit of parkour I couldn't really see the link with… More
Michael Edwards
a visual treat with great action, gripping suspense, and great effects, and its one of the movies that is acceptable in the gaming world
Candy Rose
This movie is about a rogue prince who is accused of his father's murder and has to find the real killer. He meets a princess who is also the guardian of a… More
xGary Xx
A prince of ancient Persia discovers a mythical blade that can turn back time and uncovers a plot to usurp his father and claim the throne. Prince Of Persia is… More
Wahida K
I have seen a Friend playing this game couple of years ago then watched the Movie. Great Adventure. An adventure Movie the kind I like. I heard the Prince of… More
Dead Angel
Absolutely loved it! Jack was awesome!

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