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: May 28, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2010
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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.

Sarah Marrs

You could pretty much call it Aladdin Goes to War and get the point. Videogame movies are usually pretty thin on plot, but Prince of Persia is one game noted for its story.

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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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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Bring a joystick to this big budget adventure. It'll give your hands something to do when you're restless.

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Sebastian Zavala Kahn
Más Gamers

An entertaining blockbuster, exciting, visually appealing, well acted and very respectful to games. [Full review in Spanish]

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Disposable family entertainment.

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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.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

far from perfect, but it's fun to watch

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
With a lot of clichés, a silly sense of humor and empty, ridiculous characters, this harmless swashbuckler is predictable from the first scene to the last and… 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
Kevin M. Williams
Yeah ... Bruckheimer. Ok (bring on the lobotomy doctors!). But it's that frenchie kraze that's the real star: parkour. It brings back the swash in… 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
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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