The Magus

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Movie Info

A mysterious man (Anthony Quinn) and a mysterious woman (Candice Bergen) play mind games with a British teacher (Michael Caine) on a Greek island.

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Critic Reviews for The Magus

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  • It is surprising how the movie (which was shot, incidentally, in Majorca without the Greek crisis in mind) is not embarrassing, but actually dovetails with yachtings and oppressions in contemporary Greece.

    January 8, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The Magus is an esoteric, talky, slowly-developing, sensitively-executed, and somewhat dull film.

    February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

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  • By...clinging to the original book it suffers from the same pitfalls, mainly the preposterous plot twists and suffocating sense of self-seriousness.

    April 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…
  • The Magus not only suffers from [director Guy] Green's lack of intuition and precision (that is, everything that separates a didacticist from an artist), but also from Fowles' directly transcribed literary illusions.

    January 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Caine e Quinn estabelecem uma forte qumica em um filme complexo que no se preocupa em ajudar o espectador a compreender seus intrincados jogos psicolgicos. Peca apenas pela trilha sonora inadequada e por uma atuao sem vida de Bergen.

    November 15, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Magus

  • Sep 05, 2010
    This movie is pretty interesting and mysterious until you get to the horrible ending. I liked Caine in the movie, but that's about it. This movie is so-so.
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