• Unrated, 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Scott Ryan
    In Theaters:
    Oct 29, 2010 Limited
  • Regent Releasing


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The Magician Reviews

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 12, 2010
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

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

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 8/10

November 5, 2010
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 31, 2010
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

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

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: C-

October 29, 2010
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Ray is a ratty little bugger with a corner pub smile that hides secrets you're safer not knowing but can't wait to discover.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 29, 2010
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A gritty, shot-off-the cuff gem and a top prize winner in its native Australia.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 28, 2010
Anton Bitel

might almost be described as Tarantino-esque, were it not for the absence of tight plotting.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 15, 2007
Matthew Turner

Totti is either genuinely foreign and amusing or is an incredibly gifted comic actor - his innocent, matter-of-fact delivery of [some of his lines] will have you laughing for days afterwards.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2006
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

After pulling this rabbit out of the hat, it'll be interesting to see what Ryan's next trick will be.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 3/5

May 5, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There's nothing particularly new here, but the storytelling style makes it worth a look.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 10, 2006
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Plays much longer than the 98 minute running time.

October 15, 2005
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A festival favourite because it's different; it's a cheeky micro budget film which gets over all its budget limitations with the realisation of Ray's character, and its slight story convinces us that there really is more to it than we have seen.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 11, 2005
Robert Hanks

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2006

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

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May 6, 2006
Andrew Pulver
May 6, 2006

Time Out
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February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
October 15, 2005
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