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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What's missing in Prince of Persia is a sense that all the running, jumping, climbing and fighting is leading to something. The best video games challenge you to reach the next level. Prince of Persia is content to skim the surface. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    As a Jerry Bruckheimer production and a game adaptation, Prince of Persia has every business being jumpy and sequential, and as a frivolous summer popcorn flick it has every business being inane. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's not the grand scale action-adventure it aspires to be, but this faux epic does offer family-friendly entertainment. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The lesson here is simple: In the digital realm, the bigger the worse. What looks distinctive and believable in short takes and small doses can turn blatantly phony and deadly familiar when the scale is pumped up. Prince of Persia pumps itself up to the bursting point, and bursts. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    How bad is Prince of Persia? Whether or not director Mike Newell is to blame, the action sequences lack verve and scope. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    An epic example of muddled storytelling, chintzy excitement and scatter-brained execution. show more

  • 70
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 40
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    What Newell can't seem to do is give Prince of Persia a unifying style, tone or purpose. The film moves well, but doesn't show any motivation other than getting to the next game level. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    It deserves to be seen on a hot Saturday afternoon in a theater (preferably an air-conditioned one) peopled with other people, the way many of us used to see movies as kids. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    On the scale of summer action films, this is to the “Transformers” sequel what an Andy Warhol print is to a first-grader’s refrigerator painting. show more

  • December 20, 2011 hannah1796
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    I loved it.

  • August 11, 2011 movieman928
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    PATHETIC!!!! WHAT WAS THIS!!!

  • July 04, 2011 rlh501
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    Great action story.

  • March 11, 2011 Evilone89Gage33
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    NMT1976J.....you are a fool. This movie expressed a not only wonderful actors, some in which alot of people probably never heard of but also had an amazing story. To not have loved this movie is like slapping the so called "God" everyone believes in for giving girls breast. I give it all the respect and honors in the world.

  • September 16, 2010 NMT1976J
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    The movie displayed a lot of action, which prevented sleeping. The problem when culture is involved is to be very careful when actors fail like the princess to fit in ruining the movie. Not recommended unless Arterton's accent and high pitched voice is muted. Buy the game, not the movie.

  • August 24, 2010 FarazThePersian
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    It was awesome-adventure kind of movie.

  • July 13, 2010 thefilmmaker92
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    this gets my vote for the most underrated movie of 2010

  • July 13, 2010 CrazzyMusicChick
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    I loved this movie!! For starters, Jake Gyllenhaal plays the Prince so well, and he looks amazing doing it!! Plus there was amazing action sceans and a great story line! My new favorite movie!!(:

  • June 25, 2010 HazFaith
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    This movie is awesome. It would be possible to create part two of this movie. Unless there is a way. I do recommend this movie to watch.

  • June 24, 2010 atnmy
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    people ask me if its like the game. its NOTHING LIKE THE GAME. same concepts but very different storyline and backgrounds. the only thing similar was there was alot of jumping around. that being said, i thought it was a great action packed movie. Tons of fun to watch and highly recommended.

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