Box Office - 05/11/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "PRINCE OF PERSIA is a rip-roaring great time at the movies....Mixing old fashioned content and state of the art effects..."
Hollywood Reporter - 05/10/2010
"[H]andsome, fast-paced....The film has dash and flourish..."
USA Today - 05/28/2010
"[T]his faux epic does offer family-friendly entertainment....The swashbuckling premise recalls ALADDIN, ARABIAN NIGHTS and the Indiana Jones movies..."
Wall Street Journal - 05/28/2010
"[Gyllenhaal's] dashing Dastan drives this action adventure, which was directed by Mike Newell, with a sense of fun...and a winning demeanor that encompasses light irony and poetic melancholy..."
Movieline - 05/27/2010
"PRINCE OF PERSIA acknowledges its absurdity and runs with it, turning a possible liability into a crazy brand of Saturday-matinee majesty."
Total Film - 05/10/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] Middle Eastern adventure with a dashing hero, a plucky heroine and a supporting cast of familiar faces led by the ever reliable Ben Kingsley."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/04/2010
"[The film] unfolds at a brisk, well-paced clip." -- Grade: B
Rolling Stone - 06/10/2010
"The retro appeal of the movie is undeniable, recalling THE ARABIAN NIGHTS splendor of 1940's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD."
In this video game adaptation, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a prince who must keep a powerful, mythical object called the Sands of Time out of the hands of villains. To do this, he needs the help of a strong-willed princess (Bond girl Gemma Arterton). PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME is directed by Mike Newell (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE) and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.