Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

2010

Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Romance

356
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 36%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 58%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 247203

Synopsis


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Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan
Gemma Arterton as Tamina
Toby Kebbell as Garsiv
Ben Kingsley as Nizam
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750.01 MB
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1hr 56 min
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1hr 56 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Mihai Toma 8 / 10

A good adaptation

Dastan, the smallest prince of Persia, attacks with his brothers a city which holds a big mystery. While celebrating the victory, he's accused of murdering his father with a poisoned cape so he escapes with the city's princess, seeking justice. In his adventures with the mischievous princess, he will find out a dark secret about his family but also about the city he conquered which together could mean a radical change in history. His task will prove to be even harder because his enemies will throw their best weapons into the fight, hoping to keep him away from the truth and his destiny.

It's a movie which interested me for a long time as I am a fan of the computer games series with the same name and I can say that I wasn't disappointed. It's interesting, full of combat as the games, with a good and entertaining plot which eventually leads to an exciting finale. What I don't like about it is the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously in too many scenes, leaving the impression of a parody and not a serious movie. I don't mind comedy in such a movie but if you exaggerate with it, you can influence it negatively. Also, although its story was overall good and enjoyable, it was a bit too simplistic in some ways, making me lust for something a bit different.

As a whole, it's a movie which told a story I like in a pleasant way but which didn't manage to impress as much as it could have.

Reviewed by bacalex-30465 10 / 10

Wonderful, adventurous movie!

If you are not adventurous or have a love of the Morrocan feel, then you shouldn't watch this movie. Jake is magnanimous in his acting skills. It starts out with loads of action and ends the same. It is a warming love story as well as a heart warming show of love between brothers and a father. I wish they would ask these greatly talented actors to come back for the movie trilogy. I so want to be sent back into that era to be amidst the people of that time. Wonderful film. I have rewatched it over and over again

Reviewed by Mike_Devine 2 / 10

"Ridiculous" doesn't even begin to describe this

Video game-based films have mostly suffered at the box office, with only a few bright spots - namely the 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' series (and a lot of that was due to the "Jolie Effect"). 2010 brought us Disney's attempt in 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,' which was directed by Mike Newell and produced by none other than Jerry Bruckheimer.

The $200M big-budget action blockbuster was a blistering blunder at the box office, which explains why there was never a follow-up effort. At one point, Disney was hopeful that 'Persia' could follow in the footsteps of successful franchises like 'Pirates of the Caribbean' or 'National Treasure.' So what went wrong? For one, while Jake Gyllenhaal is generally a good actor, he didn't fit the part of Prince Dastan, the protagonist who stumbles upon a magic dagger that can turn back time, as well as a feisty princess (Gemma Arterton) who becomes quite a handful for him, given the rest of the situation he's in. Gyllenhaal is as wooden as a park bench and has an accent that is pretty much indistinguishable.

In a nutshell, 'Persia' is a total mess. It's not entertaining, feels unintentionally comical at points and is just ridiculously campy. Whether it's the fighting scenes that look like a 12-year-old designed them, complete with slow-mo and over-the-top sound effects, or characters who add little-to-no value, there's plenty of that to go around here. Even talented actors like Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina have their talents wasted in this film. The only good thing about 'Persia' is it's not too long, at just under two hours.

No doubt, 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Times' was a big gamble taken by the Mouse House, and like most video game adaptations, it crumbled under its own weight.

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