Letters to Juliet: In Verona, Italy, an aspiring journalist (Amanda Seyfried) meets a British widow (Vanessa Redgrave) who's come to find her first love. The actresses work well together, and the film very nearly overcomes its limited ambition as a summer months' weepie to become something very special.
- Kimberley Jones
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: Jake Gyllenhaal is a Persian prince framed for murder in this entertaining, family-friendly, videogame-derived throwback to Hollywood's sword-and-sandals epics. The plotting is logic-free, but you can count on explosive set-pieces to divert imminent boredom.
- Marc Savlov