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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    67

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice Simon Abrams

    Paley's segment proves that The Prophet is more of a missed opportunity than an ambitious folly.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Charles Solomon

    The audience's response to The Prophet is likely to be determined by their feelings for the original book rather than the eclectic, imaginative visuals.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Joe McGovern

    Gibran’s little life lessons have been turned into three-minute haiku by different animators and spread across the film. Each one soars (especially clay painter Joan Gratz’s color-bursting snippet, “On Work”), even if the plot holding them together is frustratingly Disneyish.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Miriam Di Nunzio

    The film is not perfect; its message at times gets lost in its “pearls of wisdom” approach. But overall, there is a soothing quality to it, with Gibran’s words resonating on some level to those who are willing to listen.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Peter Debruge

    Think of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet as a gift: a work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world’s leading independent animators, all tied up and wrapped in a family-friendly bow by “The Lion King” director Roger Allers.

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