The Magician (2010)

The Magician

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Movie Info

'When Melbourne hit-man Ray Shoesmith discovers that his next-door neighbor is a film student, he commissions him to document his life. The footage is to be released in the event of his early death. The focus is not on the violence, but on the conversation, the banalities and intensities of human interaction and obsessive interest in detail. We see what makes Ray tick, even as we witness his brutal efficiency. This darkly comic tale is fictional narrative, shot like a documentary. Its main … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Ryan
In Theaters:
Box Office: $406
Runtime:
Regent Releasing - Official Site

Cast


as Ray Shoesmith

as Tony Rickards

as Massimo 'Max' Totti

as Garage Victim

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Critic Reviews for The Magician

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

A gritty, shot-off-the cuff gem and a top prize winner in its native Australia.

Full Review… | October 28, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The Aussie New Wave sends out a very indie understated crime thriller.

Full Review… | November 5, 2010
Monsters and Critics

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.

Full Review… | October 31, 2010
Slant Magazine

A fairly pointless and not particularly well-accomplished exercise, although Scott Ryan gives an impressive, charismatic performance.

Full Review… | October 29, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Magician

½

A low budget mocumentary about a hit-man, my kind of film! It?s been compared to Leon, Chopper & Man Bites Dog. Well, it?s nothing like the first two but unfortunately it?s pretty much the same story as Man Bites Dog and Man Bites Dog is much better. That aside though, this is a nice little indie that lacks in originality but makes up for it with a lot of Australian charm!

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Genuinly funny film with some really sharp moments. Brilliant view into the mind of a 'hitman'. Well worth a watch.

DrLappos
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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