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very nice movie

on 4/17/2007

The movie was nice, kept you interested and had a twist so that's always great to see.. No violence, no cursing, just a nice movie with a great actor.

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Unlock the mysteries of the year's most spellbinding film from the producers of Crash and Sideways! Oscar nominees Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton lead an all-star cast in this "stunning" film (USA Today) that conjures an exhilarating blend of suspense, romance and mind-bending twists. The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim (Norton) has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). But when Leopold's new fiance (Jessica Biel) rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession...and suddenly the city's Chief Inspector (Giamatti) finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for his most impressive illusion yet in this "mesmerizing" (Entertainment Weekly) and "beautifully acted" (Good Morning America) film that "teases you until the very end!" (The New York Times).

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203406891
UPC 024543402374
UPC 14 00024543402374
Format DVD
Release Date 1/6/2015
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Actors
Name Norton,Edward
Link Search Link
Directors
Name Neil Burger
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Cast & Crew
Dick Pope - Cinematographer
Edward Norton - Actor
Jessica Biel - Actor
Michael London - Producer
Naomi Geraghty - Editor
Neil Burger - Director
Neil Burger - Screenplay
Paul Giamatti - Actor
Philip Glass - Original Music By
Rufus Sewell - Actor
Steven Millhauser - Based On Short Story By
Ted Liebowitz - Executive Producer
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review The Illusionist is the kind of film that could too easily get lost in the summertime crowd, which is a shame because it's a lot a fun - an infectious mix of romance, mystery, and magic. Filmmaker Neil Burger (Interview with an Assassin), adapting a short story by Steven Millhauser, has used solid acting, capable storytelling, and deft sleight-of-hand directing to provide a motion picture that is more entertaining than one might suspect from the title. The movie celebrates magic in its many forms while testifying to the enduring power of love...Burger does an excellent job of keeping the audience guessing - is Eisenheim a master trickster or does he control supernatural forces? We don't find out the answer until the closing moments, but it's enjoyable to guess along the way.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review A bizarre story of intrigue, magic and murder in turn-of-the-century Vienna casts a considerable spell in "The Illusionist." Impeccably crafted second feature from writer-director Neil Burger (2002's "Interview With the Assassin") will be tricky to position commercially, since it will strike some arthouse types as pulpy and conventional, and may prove too aristocratically rarefied for the general modern public...Production benefits greatly from the glorious Prague locations that stand in for Vienna, as cinematographer Dick Pope captures them, along with Ondrej Nekvasil's production designs and Ngila Dickson's costumes, with subdued richness.
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Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Norton,Edward
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Bill Gallo, The Village Voice Beautifully acted and handsomely mounted...intelligent and intriguing...
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader A lush piece of romanticism.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post ...a true work of art...positively magical...

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very nice movie on Apr 17, 2007

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