• Alexander Sigsworth

    ½ Watched by Alexander Sigsworth 29 Aug, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well, I suppose the warning sign was there from the start. Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time is based on the video-game reboot of the Prince of Persia series, and for some reason, the adaptation of that franchise decided to start with that, rather than at least beginning it first. The cardinal sin of film-making is to assume there’ll be a sequel, which too many features with brand recognition assume, be it a mid-credits sequence establishing its villain or…

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  • Reesiepie

    ★★ Rewatched by Reesiepie 29 Aug, 2015

    Oh dear. This really is silly nonsense, despite Jake Gyllenhaal and Toby Kebbel. Jake does his best and is great leaping between buildings, but it looks like he wasn't quite as successful at mastering an English accent as it sounds dubbed. And why is Gemma Arterton?

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  • Zaw Mine

    ★★½ Added by Zaw Mine

    Meh! The movie is ok.

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  • 2cokes1popcorn

    ★★½ Watched by 2cokes1popcorn 26 Aug, 2015

    Gyllenhall's accent was very off puting but after about an hour you get used to it and it turns into an enjoyable enough if routine and tame fantasy action film.

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  • Dion Wyn

    ★★ Watched by Dion Wyn 23 Aug, 2015

    It's not as bad as I thought it would be. But it's very messy a lot of dull moments. You wouldn't think this was a Disney action adventure. Gyllenhaal was ok through out, Arterton seemed miss cast and Ben Kingsley was thespionic as ever.

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  • Dave Holmes

    ★★★½ Added by Dave Holmes

    Some awesome parkour stunts (mostly within either the first or last 20 minutes), and decent hero's-journey tale, and impressive production. But Newell has never been the most inspiring action-director, and the dialogue is very disposable, and actors are all pretty charm-free, except for Molina, who frequently livens things up. Not a bad time waster. But five minutes of Aladdin is more fun, exciting and worthwhile than the entirety of this.

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  • Andrew Willis

    Watched by Andrew Willis 11 Mar, 2011

    The things a parent will do for their children...

    I finally broke the chains and canceled my cable. 300 channels and I ever watched was TCM and a little ESPN. Now I am totally reliant on Netflix for my viewing habits. This news did not go over so well with my kids though. They have a lot of concern that they won't be able to watch iCarly. Even though when they come over to the house every episode that they…

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  • t2kickassjedi

    ★★★½ Added by t2kickassjedi

    Prince of Persia is a really fun fantasy film and Jake Gyllenhaal is incredible.

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  • bulletproofQpid

    ★★★ Rewatched by bulletproofQpid 13 Jul, 2015

    It's not anything special, but it's also not as bad as a lot of people say.

    Even if it were, it's got Gemma Arterton and I can forgive a lot of faults when she's onscreen for the better part of two hours.

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  • nga

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by nga 11 Jul, 2015

    Great film, so entertaining and certainly reminds me of the old video game with all the strategic jumps and pacing action plot... it's one of those movies I never tire of watching the reruns...

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  • Oscar

    ★★½ Rewatched by Oscar 11 Jul, 2015 2

    Yo fui un gran seguidor de la trilogía de Prince of Persia para PS2 por lo que el anuncio de esta película hace casi diez años fue toda una alegría, lastimosamente el resultado final fue muy diferente a lo que esperaba que me alegro que no hayan seguido con más secuelas (odiaría ver la segunda parte, Warrior Within, destrozada en una adaptación), esta película sólo toma del vídeojuego un par de cosas, y la transforma en la típica película palomitera…

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  • dadgumblah

    ★★★★ Added by dadgumblah

    Fun, action-filled adventure with Jake Gyllenhaal as an adopted prince (in Persia natch), who stumbles across a fabled dagger that has the ability to turn back time for about the space of a minute or so, but it's enough to change major events. A certain bad guy wants to do something evil with it so he can control the events of his life and the lives of others...it's all about power, as all the big evil baddies strive for. Gyllenhaal…

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