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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

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  Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
5.80 /10
Voiced by:, Sinbad: Brad Pitt, Marina: Catherine Zeta-Jones
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Directed by: Patrick Gilmore and Tim Johnson
Written by: John Logan

Released: 2003
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 0

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The most fun, the most exciting action film I've seen this summer.

(Joel Siegel, Good Morning America)

[A] sharp and thrilling adventure combining 21st century animation technology with a refreshingly retro story of heroes and villains, and giant creatures that haunt the skies and seas.

(Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper)

From the cheerfully anachronistic dialogue by Gladiator scribe John Logan to the spirited voice work by Michelle Pfeiffer, Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the non-visual elements of the film are great, swashbuckling fun.

(Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer)

All Sinbad has got to do is keep the thrills and chills coming, and it does so with boundless energy.

(Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star)

The film is adept and generally enjoyable.

(Ed Park, Village Voice)

With a bag of popcorn and an open mind, this flick will provide a fine summer getaway on the open seas.

(Nell Minow, Movie Mom)

Homo-erotic, swashbuckling, and magically adventurous.

(Thom Fowler,

Even better than the similarly themed Treasure Planet. Kids will enjoy it.

(John Venable,

More nuanced in its depiction of `good guys' and `bad guys' than most adult action films.

(Josh Larsen, Sun Publications)

Combining atmospheric CGI backgrounds with superbly hand-drawn figures, the animation in this Arabian Nights-meets-Damon & Pythius tale is breath-taking. It's a free-wheeling, fun-filled, eye-popping summer adventure.

(Susan Granger,

A heavy dose of mythology [mixed] with a healthy portion of swashbuckling adventure.

(Michael Elliott, Movie Parables)

The scene where the ship sails off the edge of the word to the land of Tartarus involves physics of a nature that Archimedes, a famous native son of Syracuse, would probably not have approved, but what wondrous visuals, and what a haunting realm they discover, filled with the hulls of wrecked ships and the bones of doomed sailors. Sinbad is rich with ideas and images, and exploits the resources of mythology to create such creatures as the snow bird, who at one point locks Syracuse in a grip of ice.

(Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)

A cartoon that does what matinee moviemakers of old never had the resources to do: allow their imagination to run amok in an ancient world that never existed - but should have.

(Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter)

A perfect family movie... Plenty of thrills for the kids and action and in-jokes for mums and dads.

(Paul Ross, News of the World)

Got to be the first choice for kids this Summer... There’s never time to be bored.

(Johnny Vaughan, Sun)

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