Cinema Blend writes: "Desert movies should be as sprawling and epic as the never ending sand dunes on which they take place. But Prince of Persia, despite epic aspirations, feels slight, small, empty, and worst of all forgettable. It’s the kind of movie that just doesn’t leave an impression. It passes in front of your eyes but never gets past the retinas. Like a camel crossing the sand, its tracks are erased by the wind almost as soon as it passes, eliminating any sign of its presence, as if it were never there. The best thing I can say about The Sands of Time is that, to quote the late, great Douglas Adams, it’s mostly harmless."