Magic

Magic

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Magic Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
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A hammed-up version of the old chestnut about the ventriloquist who is 'taken over' by his dummy, clumsily adapted by William Goldman from his own novel.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

May 8, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Magic is neither eerie nor effective. It is, however, very heavy of hand.

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

May 9, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2005
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Very likely to produce nightmares.

| Original Score: 5/5

October 7, 2005
Variety Staff
Variety
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In adapting his own best-seller, William Goldman has opted for an atmospheric thriller, a mood director Richard Attenborough fleshes out to its fullest.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Odd combo, but it's creepy and generally works.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2003
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

Because of Hopkins, because of Ann-Margret (who hardly looks like that Ann-Margret, adeptly proving herself as an occasional dramatic actress), and because of Burgess Meredith as well as Fats the dummy, "Magic" is one of the top-notch films of the 1970s.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 21, 2006
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 4/5

August 9, 2003
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A very well-crafted suspense-thriller that unfolds with one dramatically tense scene after another. Hopkins is superb.

Full Review Source: FulvueDrive-in.com | Original Score: A-

March 15, 2006
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Still creepy story of Hopkins and his psychotic dummy.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2005
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

It's no dummy!

| Original Score: 3/5

November 5, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good cast can't keep this thriller afloat.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2003
Richard Luck
Film4

Although it's well-handled by Attenborough and features decent supporting turns from Ann-Margret and Ed Lauter, the key source of Magic's terror is the fact that ventriloquists' dummies are and always will be disturbing.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 24, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

December 18, 2004
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It makes you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 9, 2006

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Magic has few scary moments and is really a rather maudlin examination of a nervous breakdown.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

January 8, 2007
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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May 7, 2011
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