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Rated PG-13 · 115 min. · 2010

Action/Adventure


This erstwhile video game gets refracted onto the silver screen through the prism of a monkey's typewriter. A brawny but miscast Jake Gyllenhaal plays adopted Persian Prince Dastan, who is framed for murdering his regal father using a poisonous prayer robe (you know, that old trick...). Despite lots of lazy allusions to a quixotic hunt for WMDs, rendition, and Tea Party-level protestations against tax-and-spend government, this mindless light-and-sound show is nothing more than Jerry Bruckheimer's Disneyfied Iraq War apology. By the time the climax arrives inside a cave filled with golden light, you will feel like you've been teleported back to the final season of Lost. In a bad way.
Official Site: Disney.com/PrinceOfPersia
Director: Mike Newell
Writer: Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Jordan Mechner and Boaz Yakin
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton and Alfred Molina

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