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Magic Magic Reviews

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Hilary A White
Sunday Independent (Ireland)
April 22, 2014
It's a big load of much-ado-about-nothing dressed up in writer- director Sebastian Silva's arty movements.
Rodrigo Perez
The Playlist
August 15, 2013
You can tell the movie is hell bent on exploring a psychological madness, but never earns its way down this road, instead choosing a series of contrived and inorganic conceits to manipulatively push her (and the audience) into a corner.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 25, 2013
The script unsettles, but never scares, so it doesn't work as a horror film. It's also not a convincing chronicle of deteriorating mental illness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
August 12, 2013
Magic Magic is a little too reliant on the spotlight performances of Juno Temple and Michael Cera, and is definitely too light on story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 14, 2014
Torpid and polarising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
August 27, 2013
Save for the above-average performances, it's all just so much trash.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 17, 2013
Worth seeing for the performances but ultimately confusion reigns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
July 10, 2013
For viewers stuck on this island for 90 minutes with three boisterous extroverts and one semi-catatonic, semi-hysteric guest, it's like coming down with a case of both schizophrenia and high cabin fever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 26, 2014
A misfire of epic proportions...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
April 18, 2014
Silva, like all good film-makers, is a magician. But thanks to the last-minute fumbling, we're left with a broken spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
April 18, 2014
Magic Magic is skewered on the horns of a dilemma, uncertain whether it's a horror film or a psychological drama -- and it doesn't work especially well as either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Romney
Observer (UK)
April 20, 2014
A shapeless mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 5, 2013
Silva takes us by the hand and drags us into the madness as well, and it's an experience that is wholly uncomfortable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven Neish
HeyUGuys
June 24, 2013
Playing on fears of isolation, medication and the unknown, Magic Magic builds an unfalteringly oppressive atmosphere that is occasionally as funny as it is frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
April 21, 2014
Magic Magic's odd denouement is a dramatic curveball that smacks the viewer square in the face.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Calum Marsh
Little White Lies
April 17, 2014
Juno Temple is sensational in this assured psychological thriller from Sebastián Silva.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny
June 24, 2013
A deranged, deadpan delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
April 17, 2014
Sebastián Silva's troubling psychological thriller largely eschews cabin-in-the-woods convention, and cements Juno Temple as one of the most compelling young actresses working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lewis Bazley
Sky Movies
April 17, 2014
With some haunting imagery and an unusual, throbbing sense of dread throughout, this is a trippy twist on the horror trope about sadists and innocents.
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
November 7, 2014
It's refreshing to see something with a dramatic heart beating beneath its discomfiting exterior.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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