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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)



Critic Consensus: It doesn't offer much in the way of substance, but Prince of Persia is a suitably entertaining swashbuckler -- and a substantial improvement over most video game adaptations.

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Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton. The setting is sixth century Persia. A nefarious nobleman covets the Sands of Time, a legendary gift from the gods that allows its possessor to turn back time. Whoever owns the Sands of Time has the power to rule the world, and this villainous lord would use that power to enslave all of humanity. The only person capable of defeating this tyrant and saving the world is Dastan (Gyllenhaal), a youthful prince. Now, with plucky princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) by his side, Dastan will attempt to prevent the Sands of Time from falling into the wrong hands. Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) directs a script penned by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Jordan Mechner, and Boaz Yakin. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Alfred Molina
as Sheikh Amar
Ronald Pickup
as King Sharaman
Gísli Örn Garðarsson
as Hassansin Leader
Claudio Pacifico
as Hassansin Porcupine
Thomas DuPont
as Hassansin Whip Man
David Pope
as Hassansin Giant Scimitar
Domonkos Pardanyi
as Hassansin Double-Bladed Halbert
Massimilano Ubaldi
as Hassansin Long Razor
Vladimir Furdik
as Hassansin Grenade Man
Christopher Greet
as Regent of Alamut
William Foster Jr.
as Young Dastan
Selva Rasalingham
as Persian Captain
Daud Shah
as Asoka
Daisy Doidge-Hill
as Young Guardian Girl
Charlie Banks
as King Sharaman (Boy)
Jesse Mathews
as Nizam (Boy)
Rohan Siva
as Bloodied Alamut Soldier
Dimitri Andreas
as Head Servant
Trampas Thompson
as Mounted Herald
Joseph Beddelem
as Garsiv's Lieutenant
Farzana Dua Elahe
as Tamina's Maid Servant
Aziz El Kibachi
as Mughal Sultan
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Critic Reviews for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

All Critics (226) | Top Critics (43)

The sheer whoosh of the story line keeps you watching anyway, and, as the prince, Jake Gyllenhaal has a hearty good-naturedness that comes as a relief amid all the turbocharged antics. He wears his heroism lightly.

June 4, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Disposable family entertainment.

June 2, 2010 | Full Review…

This is a movie that knows exactly how dumb it is.

June 1, 2010

Bring a joystick to this big budget adventure. It'll give your hands something to do when you're restless.

May 28, 2010 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

As usual, the talent in Prince of Persia is generally top notch -- from the cinematographer John Seale to the parkour expert David Belle -- but the ingredients have been masticated so heavily the results are mush.

May 28, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5

A spectacularly silly video-game adaptation about a Fresh Prince of Gel Hair who runs around the desert with a magic dagger, a curious version of Alfred Molina and some hoity-toity chick who never breaks a sweat. It's sort of pointless.

May 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time


a visual treat with great action, gripping suspense, and great effects, and its one of the movies that is acceptable in the gaming world

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


With a lot of clichés, a silly sense of humor and empty, ridiculous characters, this harmless swashbuckler is predictable from the first scene to the last and doesn't even realize that the warn-out love/hate relationship between the main couple gets irritating really really fast.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Yeah ... Bruckheimer. Ok (bring on the lobotomy doctors!). But it's that frenchie kraze that's the real star: parkour. It brings back the swash in swashbuckler. Gyllenhaal will send his kids to Harvard outta what he earns here (if he gets some of the gross!), and a new leading man is born. Al Molina and Gemma Atherton add needed spice.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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