Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

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7.11 h 25 min2015PG
In this new animated classic, a free-spirited young girl befriends a poet on a journey critics call "a celebration of life, freedom, and the human spirit" (The National).
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Roger Allers
Starring
Liam NeesonSalma HayekJohn Krasinski
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Kids
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Frank LangellaAlfred MolinaJohn Rhys-DaviesQuvenzhane Wallis
Producers
Clark PetersonSalma HayekJose TamezRon Senkowski
Studio
Universal Pictures
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

363 global ratings

  1. 83% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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KodranaReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Overall I enjoyed it, as a fan of the book I ...
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Overall I enjoyed it, as a fan of the book I felt the spirit was true. Not sure I liked the changes to Mustafa's background and ending, it seemed an unnecessarily glum change. Just my opinion there though. I loved the various animations to the different poems, I wish more of them from the book could have been included. I thought it seemed a bit disjointed at times but not enough to make me dislike it as a whole. It's probably not for people looking for light "cartoon" amusment. Animation does not equal simple child's amusment. This movie is deeper and more thoughtful. As far as it's appropriateness for children it really depends on the child. I wouldn't recommend it for children under 13 in general but I am positive many younger children are out there who would love it. So if you plan on showing it to a child watch it first and decide if it is something said child would enjoy.
7 people found this helpful
SoulFire8Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good But Not Great
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While this adaptation is based on the popular book, it somehow feels unfinished and a little cliche. Perhaps the filmmakers relied too heavily on the international fame of this book and assumed that most of their audience had read it, and so already know the tale. Mostly what you get in this movie is Mustapa's lukewarm 'philosophy' set to music, and animation.I would have liked to see more actual character development and back story, instead of Disney villains and heroes painted wth such broad strokes that you don't really care about them. Also implausible is that an 8 year old girl would understand the concepts Mustapa presents enough to follow him around with such loyalty after one meeting. While the movie is visually lush,it sort of plays like one long music video at times, and was in spots boring.When I rented it,I was pretty sure that I would never actually own it to watch more than once.
5 people found this helpful
GatitaMundialReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
... sorry this was not a winner and we cannot recommend it. The narration put us all to sleep ...
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So sorry this was not a winner and we cannot recommend it. The narration put us all to sleep it was so soft, melodic and took large swaths of the film with childish background animation. Maintains little of the original story "The Prophet" - presents like a child's film and is not quite adequate for an adult audience...leaving our family in limbo.
5 people found this helpful
Ty Nan OgReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lovely movie
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My boy really loves this art style amd the story. His favorite by the makers is Song of the Sea with the selkies but he said this is number 2 or 3.

He related a bit to the daughter.
One person found this helpful
timothy cooperReviewed in the United States on March 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Gift
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Bought this a gift for a big Kahlil Gibran fan. She really enjoyed the movie and the animation fit perfect.
2 people found this helpful
Lang M. HoReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
This movie just feels like they took the books segments and mashed them together ...
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Take the time and read the book. The book is well segmented and enriching. This movie just feels like they took the books segments and mashed them together to try and for a coherent story line that comes across as neither compelling, nor intelligent, nor entertaining.
4 people found this helpful
The DoctorReviewed in the United States on January 10, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
The book is better. If this is for kids
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Very artistic and symbolic. to the point of detracting from the actual message. Well made and well intended. The book is better. If this is for kids, it should be taken in small bites. One story (chapter) per day. Then discussion with an aware adult.
3 people found this helpful
SaoirseReviewed in the United States on April 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful
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This movie was beautifully done, the art, the storytelling, all beautiful.
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