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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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Pitt’s mumblings result in Sinbad’s inexpressive face, which gives us a movie hero who leaps from ship to ship, swings from the yard arm and battles fierce monsters without conveying a thimble’s worth of emotion.

(Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald)

The story may be too slow and complicated for the youngest moviegoers.

(David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor)

You could take all the fun bits from Treasure Planet and Sinbad, put them in the same movie, and you still wouldn't have anything worth loading up the minivan for.

(Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel)

This is one of the more tepid, unmemorable animated offerings of late, with no real energy or cleverness.

(Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City)

In the, um, grand tradition of Treasure Planet, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas sets tall, animated ships a'sail on a voyage to nowhere particularly engaging.

(Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News)

DreamWorks’ animated division continues its mediocre streak of family-centered adventures with the visually stimulating but substandard Sinbad.

(Sean O'Connell,

Too cute for older kids, too bland for younger kids and too cute and too bland for the rest of us.

(Eugene Novikov, Film Blather)

On average, the animation is as flat as the script.

(Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune)

For decades swashbucklers have buckled under at the box office, and Sinbad lacks the magic to reverse their fortune.

(Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle)

Fantastic images aside, Sinbad isn't much more than the tale of a 'bad' guy getting in touch with his good side, as well as a love story that makes monster-loving little boys go 'yuck!' And that's what's too bad about Sinbad.

(Christine Dolen, Miami Herald)

The jokey (and occasionally lewd) hipster dialogue is at odds with the period setting and subject matter, and the film's mix of computer and hand-drawn images is awkward.

(Angel Cohn, TV Guide'S Movie Guide)

Sinbad is a movie that suffers from a glaring lack of inspiration.

(Larry Carroll,

There's almost nothing in it that couldn't have been done - in less time, for about the same money and probably better - as a live-action picture.

(Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News)

This isn't Sin-bad. It is just Sin- mediocre.

(C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle)

The film plods inexcusably, and even the hero’s traditional non-bipedal buddy is utterly without charm.

(Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle)

Offers a literal illustration of the idea that broad gestures and mugging facial expressions can be annoying even when the romantic leads are only drawings.

(John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal)

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