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Time Out New York: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Review

Time Out New York: A Jerry Bruckheimer–produced video-game adaptation—it has to be good, doesn’t it? (Ya, sarcasm.) And those who’ve seen director Mike Newell’s DOA Harry Potter entry (Goblet of Fire) shouldn’t be surprised at how flat and dull this spectacle is; his fantasy-filmmaking ability ranks somewhere between nil and zilch. But howzabout those Jake Gyllenhaal abs?!? Sorry, Gyllenhaalics: They’re on display only in an early scene, in which his Prince Dastan, a former street urchin who earned a royal title by impressing his province’s king, demonstrates some Bowflex-sculpted prowess in a brawl.

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