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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

PG Released Aug 7, 2015 1h 25m Kids & Family Drama Animation List
65% Tomatometer 72 Reviews 75% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
A dissident being kept under house arrest recounts valuable lessons in a series of vignettes while a mischievous young woman causes trouble in her town. Read More Read Less
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

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Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet is a thrillingly lovely adaptation of the classic text, albeit one that doesn't quite capture the magic of its source material.

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Stephanie Abraham Bitch Media Seeing the humanness and multiplicity of Arabic people and culture on the big screen is a refreshing anomaly. I look forward to the day that it's so common we can take it for granted. Feb 3, 2021 Full Review Bilge Ebiri Spirituality & Health Taken as a whole, this is a unique work, full of enchanting, trippy passages that occasionally achieve moments of transcendent beauty. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Molly Eichel Philadelphia Inquirer What makes The Prophet worth watching is the animation. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 27, 2015 Full Review Daniel Barnes Dare Daniel Gorgeous sequences of highly individualized, hand-drawn animation from some of the industry greats get swarmed by a trite, clumsy, atonal story. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 25, 2020 Full Review Michael J. Casey Boulder Weekly Imbued with poetry, hindered by commerce. Aug 19, 2019 Full Review Brigid Presecky FF2 Media It is the beautiful imagery and artistry woven throughout the film that makes it a must see. Rated: 4/5 Aug 14, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member While I found the movie to be rather short and the main story is kept out of focus due to the focus on poetic expressions but overall, The Prophet is a beautifully animated, visually hypnotic film with compelling subject matter & character drama as well as a couple of funny moments (perhaps what happens when the main story is from one of the directors of The Lion King) make this well-intentioned film a good, if not really great, animated film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member (Ext. Playground) Lebanon: Hi, excuse me-- Urainia: Yup? Lebanon: Where do you get your brands? Urainia: My what? Lebanon: (pulls on Urainia's shirt) Brands? Your shirt is cute. Which department store? Urainia: Oh. Goodwill. Lebanon: What? Urainia: Oh (pause) but, I think you want Nordstrom Rack. Lebanon: Is this where you get brands here? Urainia: Yeah, yeah uh, I think so. Lebanon: Let me ask you something; does rent go up here every year? Urainia: Yeah. Lebanon: (gasps) Really? Urainia: Oh yeah. And we have no universal healthcare. Lebanon: No? Urainia: You should've gone to the Ukraine. They have healthcare and are very fashion forward in the cities. Lebanon: Ukraine? Urainia: Yeah. (waves Ukraine Mom over) Tell her what happened to you at the American hospital with your sick child? UkraineMom: (cries) Urainia: (shrugs) See? Lebanon: That's American media's fault. They destroyed Syria. Syria had everything America didn't so America armed Syrians to destroy themselves. UkraineMom: (cont. cry) No no no... Urainia: (to UkraineMom) It's okay. I'm sure your husband's tech contract here will end soon...(to Lebanon) And you chose to come here...Now? Lebanon: At least this is no Lebanon where people don't care how you get rich or beautiful. All they value is pretty rich things. Everyone steals. You can be completely evil-- Urainia: I think you might like exploring LA to really get to know this side of America. Lebanon: Yes, I've heard of LA. It's close. Urainia: On the same coast and yet a whole world away. All the American brands start there. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful story and vignettes inspired from Khalil Gibran's book. Khalil profound thoughts are beautifully showed in this movie. Highly recommend it to watch. Another ace film winner for Salma Hayek! GRACIAS! BTW, this is NOT a children's movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Culture history at best Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Artistically beautiful indie that glamorizes poetry with the accompanied perceptual complexity towards the neatly expressed animation of potential inspirational carriage, serving as the main portion of the similarly directed script over a well written source material. Then as a film itself surrounding the main driving factor besides the delicate, captivating animation, the impeccable cast contributes into that captivation when emotionally energizing the story with subtle heartening strength. (B+) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie has Stunning animation, Great Story, & probably the best casting. This is probably the best film from Roger Allers Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A dissident being kept under house arrest recounts valuable lessons in a series of vignettes while a mischievous young woman causes trouble in her town.
Director
Roger Allers
Producer
Salma Hayek, Clark Peterson, Ron Senkowski, Jose Tamez
Screenwriter
Roger Allers
Distributor
GKIDS
Rating
PG (Thematic Elements|Some Violence|Sensual Images)
Genre
Kids & Family, Drama, Animation
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 7, 2015, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 19, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$298.4K
Runtime
1h 25m
Sound Mix
Dolby