• Released
  • May 28, 2010
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 56 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 2,698 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A prince must stop a despot from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy all mankind.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is what a videogame movie looks like now.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
A handsome, fast-paced and innocuous adventure that's easy to take but lacks epic scale.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
How bad is Prince of Persia? Whether or not director Mike Newell is to blame, the action sequences lack verve and scope.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Stitched together from so many other movies that it plays like an attack of multiple déjà vu. Stray bits of “Star Wars,’’ “Pirates of the...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's not the grand scale action-adventure it aspires to be, but this faux epic does offer family-friendly entertainment.
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40

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
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...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The lesson here is simple: In the digital realm, the bigger the worse. What looks distinctive and believable in short takes and small doses...
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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...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
An epic example of muddled storytelling, chintzy excitement and scatter-brained execution.
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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violence and action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Tepid video-game fantasy flick tame enough for young teens.
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