Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

From the team behind Pirates of the Caribbean comes this epic action-adventure set in mystical Persia. A rogue prince (the great Jake Gyllenhaal, Donnie Darko) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Bond girl Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time - a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

2010Rating: M, Contains Violence111 minsUSA
ActionAdventure
Director:
Mike Newell ('Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Mona Lisa Smile', 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire')
Writer:
Doug MiroCarlo Bernard
Cast:
Jake GyllenhaalGemma ArtertonBen KingsleyAlfred MolinaToby KebbellReece Ritchie
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Reviews & comments

Great adventure but too long

i liked how they kept the story close to the video game and I thought it was visually stunning.........just too long!!

3.0

Excellent adventure movie

I really enjoyed this movie. I thought Jake Gyllenhaal did an excellent job in this action role. I am a bit surprised with the mixed reviews. It had humour, action, fast paced and a good storyline. Well worth bringing the kids to. A good family movie. I would definately watch it again and buy the DVD.

4.0

Ok for a Rainy Day

The film was a little over explanatory with the characters telling the audience what just happened. The swelling of romantic music when ever Dastan and Tamina have a small moment is a unnecessary. I have no idea what so ever why everyone had a British accent (including Jake Gyllenhaal who is american) when the movie is set in Persia. Jake Gyllenhaal is a...

3.0

Don't bother.

Life is too short to watch this kind of soulless rubbish.

2.0

Review

Brilliant film. Well worth watching, game fan or not. Almost as great as PotC films.

4.0

Jake ... what are you doing ?

untill now, Jake Gyllenhaal was high on my list of actors ... but why oh why choose to do such a crap blockbuster ? I guess fame and money ... hopefully this was a one of and he will be back to doing good films again .

Variety

Variety

press

Bruckheimer's passably enjoyable, antiquity-themed epic should satisfy its young male core demographic well enough, but won't connect with other auds on the level of Bruckheimer's "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

I have a feeling this could be the start of franchise - and I'd be willing to give another film a go because there's plenty of potential in these characters - but Prince of Persia aims for family blockbuster fu

3.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Slick Bruck-buster dynamics anchored by Jake ‘n’ Gemma’s sparring and sex appeal. But the scripting needs to take another leap if they want this Prince to produce some heirs.

3.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's full-on fun, but hardly epic, as feisty heroes and heroines flirt while battling evil villains to save the world.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A handsome, fast-paced and innocuous adventure that's easy to take but lacks epic scale.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Its restraint might put off thrill-seekers, but if you can endure the wooden dialogue and sloppy exposition, it musters the entertainment quotient of a middle-order Harry Potter.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Bruckheimer's passably enjoyable, antiquity-themed epic should satisfy its young male core demographic well enough, but won't connect with other auds on the level of Bruckheimer's "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

I have a feeling this could be the start of franchise - and I'd be willing to give another film a go because there's plenty of potential in these characters - but Prince of Persia aims for family blockbuster fu

3.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Slick Bruck-buster dynamics anchored by Jake ‘n’ Gemma’s sparring and sex appeal. But the scripting needs to take another leap if they want this Prince to produce some heirs.

3.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's full-on fun, but hardly epic, as feisty heroes and heroines flirt while battling evil villains to save the world.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A handsome, fast-paced and innocuous adventure that's easy to take but lacks epic scale.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Its restraint might put off thrill-seekers, but if you can endure the wooden dialogue and sloppy exposition, it musters the entertainment quotient of a middle-order Harry Potter.

3.0

Great adventure but too long

i liked how they kept the story close to the video game and I thought it was visually stunning.........just too long!!

3.0

Excellent adventure movie

I really enjoyed this movie. I thought Jake Gyllenhaal did an excellent job in this action role. I am a bit surprised with the mixed reviews. It had humour, action, fast paced and a good storyline. Well worth bringing the kids to. A good family movie. I would definately watch it again and buy the DVD.

4.0

Ok for a Rainy Day

The film was a little over explanatory with the characters telling the audience what just happened. The swelling of romantic music when ever Dastan and Tamina have a small moment is a unnecessary. I have no idea what so ever why everyone had a British accent (including Jake Gyllenhaal who is american) when the movie is set in Persia. Jake Gyllenhaal is a...

3.0

Don't bother.

Life is too short to watch this kind of soulless rubbish.

2.0

Review

Brilliant film. Well worth watching, game fan or not. Almost as great as PotC films.

4.0

Jake ... what are you doing ?

untill now, Jake Gyllenhaal was high on my list of actors ... but why oh why choose to do such a crap blockbuster ? I guess fame and money ... hopefully this was a one of and he will be back to doing good films again .