Review: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Excerpt:  Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is full of ideas and teachings that will majestically soar miles above most children’s heads. There are lessons on marriage, divorce, freedom, and death. All are ideas too complex, and frankly unentertaining, to most kids whose parents might accidentally take them to see this film. The main story would be all but unnecessary if it wasn’t used as a vehicle to move us into the vignettes, or if it wasn’t also a chance to get to hear the voice acting talents of Salma Hayek, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, John Krasinski, and of course Liam Neeson. Neeson’s voice lends itself especially well to the role of the Prophet, reading the prose in a calming, almost meditative way. Although the animation may flow wildly on the screen, Neeson’s voice is what anchors you to the film, and it remains your soothing guide through the entire journey.

RATING: ★★★★★★ (6/10 stars)

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