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Magic Magic Reviews

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April 22, 2014
It's a big load of much-ado-about-nothing dressed up in writer- director Sebastian Silva's arty movements.
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
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
April 14, 2014
Torpid and polarising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2013
Save for the above-average performances, it's all just so much trash.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 17, 2013
Worth seeing for the performances but ultimately confusion reigns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
February 26, 2014
A misfire of epic proportions...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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
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
April 20, 2014
A shapeless mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
April 17, 2014
Juno Temple is sensational in this assured psychological thriller from Sebastián Silva.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2013
A deranged, deadpan delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
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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