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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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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