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..."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (05/11/2010)
"[H]andsome, fast-paced....The film has dash and flourish..."
Hollywood Reporter - Ray Bennett (05/10/2010)
"[T]his faux epic does offer family-friendly entertainment....The swashbuckling premise recalls ALADDIN, ARABIAN NIGHTS and the Indiana Jones movies..."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (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..."
Wall Street Journal (05/28/2010)
"PRINCE OF PERSIA acknowledges its absurdity and runs with it, turning a possible liability into a crazy brand of Saturday-matinee majesty."
Movieline - Stephanie Zacharek (05/27/2010)
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."
Total Film - Jamie Russell (05/10/2010)
"[The film] unfolds at a brisk, well-paced clip." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (06/04/2010)
"The retro appeal of the movie is undeniable, recalling THE ARABIAN NIGHTS splendor of 1940's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (06/10/2010)