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The Illusionist

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Romance, Mystery

Release Date :

August 18, 2006 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Neil Burger

Starring :

Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, James Babson, Brian Caspe, Tom Fisher, Aaron Johnson, Erich Redman

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..there's a real sense of mystery here... [and an] emotional storyline..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2.5 of 5

“..Lovingly shot with abundant attention paid to the most intricate details..”
by Francesca Dinglasan [Boxoffice Magazine]
Review rate : C+

“..Lackluster performances aside, the film evokes its time and place exceptionally well..”
by Eric D. Snider [The Land of Eric]
Review rate : B-

“..is much like a magician's trick- vague and difficult to understand yet fascinating to watch...”
by Andrea Tuccillo [The Cinema Source]
3.5 of 4

“..coolly entertaining turn-of-the-century fable..”
by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]
3 of 4

“..a motion picture that is more entertaining than one might suspect from the title..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Tim Knight [Reel]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Sara Schieron [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Carina Chocano [Los Angeles Times]
Reviewed by James Greenberg [The Hollywood Reporter]

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