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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun, if standard, animated adventure with battles, innuendo.

Movie PG 2003 83 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+

Eris is one amazing villain

A stunning film to which kept me entertained throughout, i don't understand why so many people hate this film. One of the things that really stand out for me on this one is the dialogue, it's very humorous with many great witty lines which kept me laughing. Plus Eris is an awesome villain with amazing hair, it never stops moving, she must of been quite a task to animate since she never sits still or is constantly turning in to and out of smoke. Ok it's not the BEST but is very nearly there!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 8+
This movie has almost non-stop action, peril and fight scenes, so be careful around very young or sensitve kids. Also a breif reference to a brothel might get little kids asking questions.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (7 ):

This is a swashbuckling romp of a movie, with a couple of clever plot tweaks and some jaw-dropping animation. It may actually exceed the low expectations you might have for the hundredth remake of the Sinbad legend. Is this a great movie? No. But with a bag of popcorn and an open mind, this flick will provide a fine getaway on the open seas. Dreamworks combined three-dimensional computer generated images for the background with two-dimensional characters crossing swords and swinging from ropes in the foreground, to stunning effect. The characters themselves are cut from standard issue Disney cloth, and no animated movie these days would be complete without an animal side-kick, here it's slobbering bulldog Spike.

You might feel like you have been here before and in many ways you have. The fast pace, lovely animation, and zingy dialogue will not distract you for long from noticing that there is little new or noteworthy in these 84 minutes of dazzle. However, there is a nice little message about friendship and duty here, which, teamed with ocean adventure, make this movie a sea-worthy vessel for the easy sailing of summer entertainment.

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