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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

1958
Family/Kids
Fantasy
1h 28m
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Avg Percentile 54.95% from 315 total ratings

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Rated 19 Jan 2009
67
13th
Hooray for glued-on chest hair! The plot is forgettable, B-movie fodder at best, but Harryhausen's special effects are incredible. That last skeleton fight is simply amazing. I wish claymation was still hot.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
66th
It's that 50's charm that really helps pull this through; especially with Kathryn Grant. Besides the snake woman this is also some of Harryhausen's best work and proves it was worth the wait until he did this as his first color film.
Rated 06 Oct 2009
79
70th
a pretty decent fantasy romp that, while dated, still has entertainment value. it's biggest problems are poor writing and acting, but that can be forgiven in exchange for the dragon vs. cyclops fight.
Rated 22 Mar 2007
100
95th
Great kids' movie
Rated 10 Dec 2009
80
80th
A really charming and fun fantasy film. They did a great job making the bad guy come across as sneaky in a way that leaves you wondering for a while where his heart is. If you're into fantasy stuff, I highly recommend this one, although it has one big flaw in the form of the kid who plays the genie. He's awful and hardly emotes anything except dyspepsia and hesitance.
Rated 25 Aug 2014
9
97th
Ray Harryhausen's masterpiece and wall-to-wall magic. The creatures are astonishing - show me a CGI being with the personality of the cyclops on the beach - and while most of the acting is somewhat wooden, Torino Thatcher is a splendid villain. Brilliant Bernard Herrmann score and perfect pacing - this one does not get old.
Rated 05 Jan 2009
67
46th
What a goofy film (Sinbad's chest hair is sponge-painted on, reminding us that another Connery can always bring back its sex appeal; and no one is anywhere close to Arabic looking). Plus, the plot is something lifted from a lesser 60's Star Trek episode. The redemption, then, comes in Harryhausen's incredible SFX; and even on a large screen, I can't really tell it was claymation (the skeleton battle at the end!). Flawed, but awe-inspiring at the same time.
Rated 30 Apr 2013
60
28th
It's quick, silly, and fun to see the elaborate sets, costumes, and effects for its time.
Rated 27 Feb 2012
58
20th
A fun bit of fantasy adventure. Would be utterly forgettable without Harryhausen's special effects.
Rated 01 Apr 2011
38
21st
I don't think anyone would really want to see this if not for special effects created by claymation wizard Harryhousen. This movie has the most useless genie I have ever seen or read about! Imagine yourself trapped in a cave with fucking fire-breathing dragon and evil wizard. Naturally you are asking your genie to get you fuck out of the cave. And the little fucker gives you a rope, A DAMN ROPE! Swing your way out... What happened to good old teleportation?!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
76th
Great cheeseball 50s fantasy for kids! Harryhausen is the man.
Rated 08 Jul 2018
63
50th
With a haphazard plot and acting that leaves everything to be desired, you wanna watch this for the Harryhausen effects. Either to admire the early work of an artist who would inspire later generations of filmmakers, or to snigger about what people back then found impressive. Your choice.
Rated 22 Feb 2020
80
68th
I don't think anyone really comes to this movie for the plot, which is a decent if highly contrived device for delivering Ray Harryhausen's effects. They are more than reason enough. He delivers cyclopses, giant birds, sword fighting skeletons, a dancing snake woman and sword fighting skeletons ... all in colour for the first time. It's magnificent work. What's almost up to the standards of the effects is Bernard Herrmann's rousing score. Really great adventure movie music.
Rated 05 Mar 2009
43
12th
Resolutely dull.
Rated 08 Jun 2022
75
65th
One of the better paced and scripted Harryhausen outings, and packed with stop-motion spectacle. Just good, wholesome fun.
Rated 14 Dec 2014
90
83rd
Wonderful, old-school adventure yarn is a perfect showcase for Harryhausen's iconic creature effects, and a potentially Grade-Z cast who all rise to the occasion and attach their roles with vigour. Inevitably requires a certain suspension of disbelief, and a willingness to appreciate it in its historical context, but a lot of fun for those willing to go with it.
Rated 08 May 2016
73
36th
Cheesy and the cast is weak, but it's still a pretty fun swashbuckling film with some of the best Harryhausen monsters I've seen.
Rated 08 Oct 2013
75
60th
Awesome timepiece that best serves as a look into the bombast adventure films of old. Suffers from its age, but Harryhausen's "dynamation" is absolutely timeless. Both the Cyclops-Dragon battle and Sinbad's final skeleton duel stand out, with the latter giving us a brief glimpse into the iconic battle we'd see 5 years later in Jason & the Argonauts. Fun stuff.
Rated 10 Aug 2013
48
44th
I only watched it because it's a Ray Harry Hausen movie - but the wonderfully cheesy adventure ingredients promised a lot of fun: wicked sorcerers, a beautiful princess the size of a thumb, and lots of pirate crew shenanigans, curved blades, and billowing pantaloons. Despite all this cheesy goodness, and my willingness to get immersed in it all and just enjoy the fun, it didn't really manage to hold my attention.
Rated 24 Apr 2018
87
65th
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Rated 24 Feb 2023
90
67th
I saw a dragon fight a cyclops, and you should watch this movie for that alone. What a blast this movie is, the old school adventure films were usually pretty entertaining.
Rated 25 Aug 2013
74
77th
Classic imagery and stop-motion set-pieces, combined with Herrmann's often amazing score, deliver naive but still amusing entertainment. Any doubts? So check the number of enemies Sinbad fights along the way -- a two-headed giant bird, a dragon, cyclops, an evil, Lord Varys-like wizard, prisioners turned sailors that rebel against him and his crew at the beginning of the voyage, a skeleton soldier, demon voices at the sea coming from a distant island.
Rated 10 Feb 2019
40
31st
None of the characters are believable, yet I still found the movie watchable.
Rated 16 Dec 2009
69
53rd
Some classic scenes thanks to Harryhausen's outstanding FX.
Rated 30 May 2008
60
62nd
Not bad.
Rated 29 Dec 2014
70
58th
thats one helluva pisspoor cast, honestly. but you're not watching the people you're watching harryhausen's giant claymation monsters trying to inflict brutality on them. and that's what makes it great.
Rated 13 Apr 2024
60
69th
I saw the version that unfortunately "updates" the stop-motion animation with computer animation, to make it smoother. I like the original herky-jerky handcrafted Harryhausen animation please!
Rated 20 Nov 2023
60
29th
Let's be real, you watch for the Harryhausen. You get good value on that the front, the rest of the film is pretty bad.
Rated 25 May 2008
40
5th
Terrible. It's like they're reading the script off of the person in front of them. Although I must admit, the fighting scenes were very funny.

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