Desperate Acts Of Magic (2013)

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Bored with his life as a computer programmer, Jason (Joe Tyler Gold) dreams of becoming a professional magician.Stacy (Valerie Dillman) achieved that dream, only to be spit out by the male-dominated magic establishment, leaving her to fend for herself on the street, passing the hat to tourists and picking pockets. (c) Gold Cap

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tammy Caplan, Joe Tyler Gold
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 10, 2013
Runtime:
Independent Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Jason Kant

as Stacy Dietz

as Steve Kramer

as Ellen Taylor

as Don Tarzia

as The Raven

as Opening Credits Magi...

as Female Client

as Waitress

as Bewildered Man

as Man in Straightjacke...

as Freak Show Artist

as Magician Michael

as Young Stacy

as Sultan of Sorcery

as Brian Gillis

as Aneiszka

as Peggy's Boyfriend

as Magician #1

as Magician #2

as Magician #3
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Acts Of Magic

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Gold's conventional script is enlivened by engaging performances, authentic tricks and amusing noir-parody touches as it delves into the often unsavory institutional politics of the magic industry.

Full Review… | May 15, 2013
Variety
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Tthe actors are better at making coins disappear than emoting, though brassy blond Dillman is as lively as a hat full of rabbits.

Full Review… | May 9, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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The story has a few convolutions too many, but a generous sprinkling of tricks and illusions will appeal to fans of magic.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
New York Times
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Desperate Acts of Magic is a pleasant little film.

Full Review… | April 30, 2013
Village Voice
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The magic is all on the stage is this lightweight review of catchy illusion.

Full Review… | May 27, 2013
Monsters and Critics

Does for the world of magic what "The Wrestler" did for another profession based on illusion. Much better than "The Prestige" even though with a more modest provenance.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
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