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  • Summary: Set in the 1930s Arab states at the dawn of the oil boom, the story centers on a young Arab prince torn between allegiance to his conservative father and modern, liberal father-in-law.
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  1. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Mar 4, 2013
    50
    A far, far cry from “Lawrence of Arabia,” but it has its diversions.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    Feb 28, 2013
    40
    Helmer/co-scripter Jean-Jacques Annaud's rep for spectacle over screenplay is again borne out in this overblown yet oddly anemic epic of warring Arabian tribes during the nascent oil boom.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Mueller
    Feb 28, 2013
    40
    Banderas hams and Pinto flutters. If it weren’t for Strong and some colourful art direction, you could chalk this up as a busted well.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Pulver
    Feb 28, 2013
    40
    There's undoubtedly a good film to be made out of the scramble for oil in the Arabian desert in the 1920s – but this, for all its herculean efforts, is not it.
  5. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    Feb 28, 2013
    40
    Ambitious but very tedious and talkatively hackneyed, redeemed just a smidge by the money shots of a swarm of extras on horseback sweeping across the sands.
  6. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Feb 28, 2013
    0
    There's an enormous amount of perverse pleasure to be had here for those who get off on the annihilation of nuance.
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