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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  28 May 2010 (USA)
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A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.



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Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 May 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prince of Persia  »

Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,371,066 (UK) (21 May 2010)


$90,755,643 (USA) (17 September 2010)

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This film marks the second PG-13 rated movie under the Walt Disney Pictures label in the United States. The first was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) (not counting its sequels due to the fact they are of the same franchise, rather than stand-alone). See more »


When Dastan and Tamina come out of their tent after a massive sand storm, sand has covered everything in sight except for their tent which doesn't have a single spec of sand on it. Also, not a single spec of sand appears to have gotten inside the tent. See more »


[first lines]
Tus: [voiceover] Long ago in a land far away, there once rose an empire that stretched from the steppes of China to the shores of the Mediterranean. That empire was Persia. Fierce in battle, wise in victory. Where the Persian sword went, order followed. The Persian king, Sharaman, ruled with his brother, Nizam, upon the principles of loyalty and brotherhood.
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Follows Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (2005) See more »


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Written by Alanis Morissette and Mike Elizondo
Strings Arranged by Bruce Fowler
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It was entertaining and fun
22 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

First of all when I read some of the reviews about this movie all my excitement was drained but I went to see it anyway. What do you now, the movie was great. It was fun, had a lot of action in it, the CGI was nice (excecpt few scenes in the beginning). I thought acting was nice Gyllenhaal (prince) and Arterton (Princess) did a good job in my opinion. As a fun of the game; the script wasn't entirely accurate just like most of the movies based on games but it didn't stray too far either. OK it was not the perfect movie but it was something that I would go and watch its sequel.

Overall I enjoyed myself and I believe if you go open minded you will enjoy yourself too.

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