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Some engaging acting and a thorough storyline make The Illusionist a great journey into the unknown. This mystery/romance film has a lot going for it and the ending is one to be talked about for sure
88. This and The Prestige make a perfect pairing, and coincidentally released a month and a half apart.
Apart from the ending which is truly beyond imagination, this is also a typical story about romance. On the other hand, this film has a decent background. Burges managed to describe a world in the 19th century that was so thick and traditional. The Illusionist is a film about magic and an imaginative ending with political spices, complexity, religion, belief, and so on.
Great Movie. I have seen it 4 times. It takes at least 2 times to take it all in.
A great performance by Ed Norton and fine direction by Neil Burger make The Illusionist a fine watch. The Illusionist is almost an art house/mainstream hybrid, containing elements of both. The setting and budget are in accord with what one might expect from a movie in a limited run. The cast, however, contains a trio of high profile names, one of which is commonly associated with teen-friendly multiplex fare. In addition, Burger's story is at its heart a crowd-pleaser, and many who guess the film's "trick" won't hold it against The Illusionist. Those who are sticklers for detail may appreciate that most of the magic acts illustrated throughout the film are replicated from their real-life 19th century counterparts (some of which were surprisingly sophisticated for that day and age). The Illusionist is a great watch- it looks great, is acted impeccably, and is a nice treat to those who complain of not seeing the 1800s presented on screen.(This magic trick you don't wanna miss).
GREAT !!! This was a sleeper, been in my library for a while, never watched. Now... I think I will watch it again the second time for the clues! I did not expect the surprises. All the performers, spot on !! Ed Norton, great job, Jessica. Well, you are beautiful in any time period!! Great show !! Watch this one !!
Very entertaining. It will keep you engaged through out.
Beautiful performance by Paul Giamatti, and also by Edward Norton. Excellently scored by Philip Glass. The eternal sepia tone made it a bit too artsy, but the story is intriguing and enchanting. You do see the denouement coming at least 30 minutes in advance, but you don’t care.
very good, fun to watch movie
Just an awesome film.