Rated PG-13 · 116 minutes · 2010

Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jake Gyllenhaal got his ass in super shape for this video-game movie. He’s got big muscles and impressive posture—I mean, the boy doesn’t slouch at all, and you could use his spine as a level. What Jake didn’t get was a coherent script. There’s some psychobabble about a magic knife that allows time-travel, and one meaningless set piece after another. Lots of money went into costumes, sets and endless CGI, yet little energy was given to creating a story that anybody could give a damn about. As for the supporting cast, only Alfred Molina, as a shifty ostrich-racer, even registers. Gyllenhaal could make a decent action hero, but this particular franchise may stop at one movie. Sorry, Jake, but your super-amazing workout regimen is the only thing worth noting about this film.
Official Site: adisney.go.com/disneypictures/princeofpersia/index2.html
Director: Mike Newell
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, John August, Jordan Mechner, Patrick McCormick and Eric McLeod
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint, Toby Kebbell, Richard Coyle, Ronald Pickup, Reece Ritchie, Gísli Gardarsson, Christopher Greet, William Foster, Elliot Neale and Daud Shah


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Arkansas Times Same ol' 'Prince of Persia' is a typical video game adaptation. by Matthew Reed 06/03/2010
The Coast Halifax Prince of Persia fails the sands of time Director Mike Newell turns a likable 2003 video game into a whole movie of Jake Gyllenhaal jumping off rooftops and rocks. by Mark Palermo 06/03/2010
Memphis Flyer A CGI mirage. by Addison Engelking 06/03/2010
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Colorado Springs Independent Wii were soldiers: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Sure, Prince of Persia is watchable, but only as a game that's been rendered unplayable. by Jonathan Kiefer 05/27/2010
Real Detroit Weekly Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Dry, Dry, Dry ... by Kirk Vanderbeek 06/02/2010
Portland Mercury Chesty Jake Even Jake Gyllenhaal's abs can't save Prince of Persia. by Alison Hallett 05/27/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Sex and the City 2, The Square 05/27/2010

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