The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)



Critic Consensus: It has a likable cast and loads of CGI spectacle, but for all but the least demanding viewers, The Sorcerer's Apprentice will be less than spellbinding.

Movie Info

Inspired by the beloved segment of the Walt Disney classic Fantasia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice moves the setting of the story to modern-day Manhattan, where decidedly average teen Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) hones his magical powers under the tutelage of master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage). Malevolent wizard Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) is determined to claim New York City as his own. And Horvath isn't alone in his diabolical endeavor, because by joining forces with the sinister … More

Rating: PG (for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Doug Miro, Matt Lopez, Carlo Bernard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 30, 2010
Box Office: $63.1M
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Critic Reviews for The Sorcerer's Apprentice

All Critics (166) | Top Critics (33)

It's strange to have a film have so much magic within and yet ultimately not have enough of the right kind of magic to make it work.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012

drawing a line of lack-of-inspiration true and dire directly to Renny Harlin's already-completely-forgotten The Covenant.

Full Review… | May 9, 2011
Film Freak Central

As an object to look at and be zoomed along in like an amusement park ride -- which is all it's meant to be -- this movie is pretty much more of the summery same.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

It also looks quite nice with some well-designed adventure moments and clean camera work that's flashy but usually elegant. But that's a few islands of interest on a sea of interchangeable marketing parts that's all sizzle and no substance.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011

Whether intentional or not, The Sorcerer's Apprentice plays like Disney's stalled attempt to launch a stripped down Harry Potter-like franchise.

Full Review… | March 9, 2011
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one of those films that feels very close to being good.

Full Review… | January 16, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Nic Cage looked like he was having lot of fun through some of the movie other parts just looked bleh. it was okay. Good kids fun. All 4 kids with us liked this movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

I m having hard time to rate this Movie, everytime I see it somewhere and reminds me of some great Scene. It is almost funny to say so.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

03/01/2012 (Netflix, PS3)

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