The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)

The second of special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen's three Sinbad epics, this film finds the titular hero played by John Philip Law, while the principal villain, Koura, is portrayed by future Dr. Who Tom Baker. The plot sends Sinbad… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2000
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

Sinbad is light, silly fun, and kids will probably appreciate both the skillful technique of the fantasy and the fact that the film makers have had the good sense not to include a single -- yecchh! -- kissing scene.

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David Pirie
Time Out

The effects aren't simply fascinating for their own sake -- they genuinely convey a sense of the magical and otherworldly.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Particularly memorable are the walking figurehead, the hideous centaur and the multi-armed statue that tests Sinbad's swordfighting skills to the maximum.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[Its] main raison d'etre is some first-rate "Dynamation" special effects from Ray Harryhausen.

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Christopher Hudson
The Spectator

Easily the best of the Christmas films for children and an exciting film for anyone to see.

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Brilliant stop motion monsters menace brilliantly hammy actors.

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Variety Staff

An Arabian Nightish saga told with some briskness and opulence for the childish eye, yet ultimately falling short of implied promise as an adventure spree.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Swords and silly special effects in this enjoyable adventure.

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Fernando F. Croce

Harryhausen's most touching work is done in the quiet, beguiling scene in which the villainous wizard patiently breathes life into a tiny gargoyle, a concise ode to the divine qualities of the craftsman's art

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
the film is grossly entertaining, i watched it with my sons and we really enjoyed the viewing experience. but this is all the film has going for it. the story… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Totally fascinating stop-motion animation effects. It's an interesting voyage. The characters aren't fleshed out much. It's very… More
Phil Hubbs
The second collaboration between Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer with the Sinbad franchise/fable. The first being a rollicking good yarn with some great… More
xGary Xx
Reasonably entertaining romp that's marred by 70s sensibilities seeping in (although the male demographic are sure to appreciate Caroline Munro's… More
Tim Salmons
Definitely one of the best Ray Harryhausen extravaganzas, with John Phillip Law running the show.
Michael Gildea
Harryhausen's effects are the only reason to see this.