Common Sense Media says

A fresh, but long, take on the classic stories.

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(out of 7 reviews)
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Kid, 1 years old July 18, 2011

What are you People at Common Sense Media Thinking of?

The opening scene is a buxom woman extorting a man to make love to her while her husband is sleeping, otherwise she will wake her husband and have the other man killed. The man's response is to wrap his fingers around the woman's neck and violently strangle her. My confidence in Common Sense media is seriously challenged for them to rate this as appropriate for 9 year olds let alone give it 5 stars.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written byPRMan April 9, 2008

A great take on the Arabian Nights stories

From a parents' perspective, there is no way I would let my kids watch this until at least 11 or 12. I came here and signed up from Netflix because of all the negative reviews on this parental score over there. It's way too low. Good movie, though, especially if you aren't that familiar with the real stories of Scherezade, Sinbad and Aladdin.
Teen, 13 years old Written byXreviewer April 9, 2008

Better than you might think

Before you watch this movie, you might want to read the book that it's based on: The Shadow Spinner. When I first saw it, I was a little let down on how little it actually follows the story. That really doesn't matter however, as you may see. As for any sexual content in this movie, well let's just say there's some passionate kissing, and a couple taking a bath in a bathhouse (no nudity). Other than that, it's not terribly inappropriate. A woman is married to a Sultan of Iraq in this movie who has gone mad. As a result, there are some voilent scenes with him slightly abusing her, and in Sharazad's (book name) stories. As for language, you'll find a few odd minor disruptions in there, but nothing too extreme. When it comes to alchohol, there's a man drunk in the story BacBac the Hunchback, but other than that, not too bad. Overall, this is a very long movie, but quite worth it. Although it may look a little cheesy at times, it teaches good morals, and shows how a madman can be turned sane again by a lttle comfort.
Teen, 15 years old Written byblondeblubeachgirl December 6, 2012


AWEFUL!!!! starts with a belly dancer in satans hand....very violent and 16 and i thought it was horrible!!!!!! way to many sexual references and scenes.....unnessescary violence iits AWEFUL!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byajemman February 15, 2009

this is a must see movie not only magical content

This story is very interesting as it tells how the advisers daughter used her knowledge and skill in telling stories that later became very amusing to the viewers.Its very exciting because it depicts the culture of the people in other places of the world......hope you'll find time to watch the movie.
Adult Written byMick007 February 6, 2009
Adult Written byivana72 January 28, 2009