Make Believe - Rotten Tomatoes

Make Believe (2011)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Movie Info

A coming of age journey set in the quirky subculture of magic, "Make Believe" follows six of the world's best young magicians as they pursue the title of Teen World Champion and take us on their personal journeys of transformation through magic. The film travels from back rooms of the world famous Magic Castle in the Hollywood Hills to the most important international magic competition, the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, as the teens face the mounting pressure to win the competition and move … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Cleven S. Loham , Cleven Ioham
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 20, 2011
Runtime:
Firefly Inc./Level 22 - Official Site

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

Login

Critic Reviews for Make Believe

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

I would have liked to see more tricks and fewer parental interviews, but in any case, this is a reasonably appealing documentary for anyone with a special interest in the subject.

Full Review… | July 21, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Terrifically likable without trying too terribly hard.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

The various sleights of hand are impressive even if we're afforded little insight into their actual execution. Still, it's fun stuff.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The young people seen here never seem artificial; you feel their passion for doing magic, as well as their nagging loneliness, devoted as they are to practicing card tricks and such for hours on end, while their peers are off doing what most teenagers do.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

This tension between self-expression and professional advancement is fascinating material, but first-time director-editor J. Clay Tweel avoids the nuance that might have brought it to life.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Magicians have a saying: "The trick is told when the trick is sold. " These kids are sold on tricks.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Make Believe

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Make Believe!

Make Believe Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Make Believe on our Movie forum!