Simon Magus (2001)

Simon Magus (2001)

Simon Magus



Critic Consensus: This debut film of Ben Hopkins' effectively evokes an atmosphere of magic and mysticism.

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Simon Magus is a mystic who is hired by the Paris police to help them find a killer. In the process, he meets a spiritual French woman with whom he falls in love.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Hopkins
In Theaters:
Samuel Goldwyn Films


as Maximillian Hase

as Sarah

as Count Albrecht, the ...

as Sirius/Boris/The Dev...

as Bratislav

as Buchholz

as Rebecca

as Chaim

as Priest

as Thomas

as Benjamin

as Grandmother

as Muttchen

as Samuel the Cook

as Feyder the Forester

as Zeidel the Carter

as Rabbit Woman

as Railway Man

as Joshua (age 21)

as Shifrah

as Joseph

as Miryem

as Young Joshua

as Matthis

as Railway Man's Daught...
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Critic Reviews for Simon Magus

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (14)

The villain sneers, and someone in the film- score department is banging a timpani in slow motion, meaning there's probably tragedy around the corner, but things are too earnest and sleepy to be sure.

Full Review… | July 24, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

An odd but original, at times even poetic, film about a vanished world.

July 6, 2001
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Beautifully shot and lyrically told, Simon Magus is a beguiling study in contrasts, good and evil, darkness and light, hope and despair, joy and melancholy.

Full Review… | June 1, 2001
Associated Press
Top Critic

The more I think about Simon Magus, the less I'm sure what it's trying to say.

Full Review… | April 27, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Hopkins shows masterful skill in shaping Simon's reality and unreality in this engrossing, suspenseful morality play.

April 26, 2001
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Reasonably diverting, but the story never matches the movie's fantastic visual imagination.

Full Review… | March 30, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

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