• Network: Syfy , Sky1
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 8, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 7, 2013
    75
    Sinbad is uncomplicated and unpretentious fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 7, 2013
    75
    Sinbad sets out to find his destiny on the sea, encountering menaces that would make Ray Harry­hausen proud.
  3. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Jun 10, 2013
    70
    It's not as well-written or accomplished as Syfy's Merlin, but it's a lot of fun for the whole family.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 7, 2013
    70
    The not-half-bad British Sinbad is good family fun, a visually appealing romp filmed in Malta.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 6, 2013
    70
    It’s all fairly lightweight and nonsensical, but in an entertaining way.
  6. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Jun 10, 2013
    50
    Ultimately, both series [Sinbad and Primeval: New World] are the TV equivalent of summer beach reading: popcorn fun while they last, but don't expect a lasting impression.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 10, 2013
    40
    It’s still a basically good-hearted guy against a mean old world. But the modernizing makeover has taken away some of what made Sinbad last so many centuries in the first place.
  8. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 7, 2013
    30
    It is indeed sinfully bad.... The plot is predictable and the acting generally hammy.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 9, 2013
    7
    It's edgier than other Sinbad reincarnations and follows along the same lines as Merlin and Robin Hood. It's visually beautiful with locations shot in Malta and really impressive CGI, much better than high budget TV shows like 'Once Upon A Time'. Full Review »
  2. Jun 19, 2013
    7
    It had a slow pilot, but after that, it got really good. The show mixes the classic story of Sinbad with interesting action scenes and unique thrills. It has a lot of action and story that will keep this alive for at least two seasons. Full Review »