The Magician (2010)
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Mostly, however, this dreary Antipodean curiosity is a yob-filled slog of hard-man posturing, all of it bathed in an oppressive testosterone funk. And I haven't even mentioned the hairy buttocks.
A gritty, shot-off-the cuff gem and a top prize winner in its native Australia.
The Aussie New Wave sends out a very indie understated crime thriller.
The camera has penetrated the fabric of everyday life in unsettling and insidious ways, but not quite enough to mistake the pseudo-documentary-ness of The Magician for recorded reality.
Audience Reviews for The Magician
Genuinly funny film with some really sharp moments. Brilliant view into the mind of a 'hitman'. Well worth a watch.
A well-acted, somewhat clever, and sometimes funny found-footage look at the life of a hitman, this Australian film ultimately felt a bit lacking to me. I understand that it focuses upon the stories of its characters instead of the violence, but I still felt that it just dragged from beginning to end. I just was never interested enough in the characters or found it funny enough to really like it. Perhaps I was just expecting something else...
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