Magic to Win


Magic to Win

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When a down-on-her-luck college student inherits magical powers from her mysterious professor, she finds herself caught up in a war among wizards. Realizing she holds the only key from preventing the destruction of the universal timeline, she joins forces with other keepers of ancient magic in an attempt to save the world. -- (C) China Lion


Raymond Wong
as Professor Kang
Chun Wu
as Ling Feng
Jing Wu
as Bi Ye Wu
Ni Yan
as Liu Li Hua
Kaiyan Yan
as Liu Li Hua
Karena Ng
as Macy Cheng
Tonny Jan
as Charlie
Louis Koo
as Gu Xin Yue
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Critic Reviews for Magic to Win

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

  • Several chaotic and dizzying plotlines finally take us to a happy ending: I'm not sure how many converts the movie is going to make.

    Dec 15, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Mostly this is just aggravating, as the volleyball girls flap and pout, the wizards glower and prance and the film trundles from one half-hearted and predictable action sequence to another.

    Dec 13, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Yip's earlier films "Ip Man" and "Ip Man 2" also might have been wildly uneven, but at least they satisfied a basic craving for good action. "Magic to Win" turns up as a real loser.

    Dec 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Its buoyancy may not redeem its predictability, but it makes the movie bearable and even enjoyable at times.

    Dec 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Impossible to dislike, difficult to remember.

    Dec 18, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Magic to Win has a promising start and a couple of nice ideas, but it quickly wears out its welcome thanks to dodgy special effects and a plot that basically amounts to a bunch of wizards throwing inconsequential CGI light bolts at each other.

    Dec 14, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Magic to Win

  • Feb 29, 2012
    Wilson Yip's <i>Magic to Win</i> is uninspired magic. In other words, it is magic to lose.<p>For a film that leans toward the fantasy genre, its concepts behind the plot are of more than an acceptable caliber. It is when spanning nearly a 100 minutes that this picture fails. The lack of detailed explanations don't help, and the humor, if there is any, do not generate any chuckles. <i>Magic to Win</i> sort of meanders its way to a climax that is difficult to consider eventful.</p><p>The CG is colorful and pretty good, considering the rest of this film. There are some nice ideas behind the magical confrontations, although they never reach their full potential. All in all, the magic stands out as a highlight.</p><p>Newcomer Karena Ng takes the lead role, only to be thrown in the background for the film's finale and overshadowed by Raymond Wong, who does the best job out of everyone in this film. Louis Koo and Wu Jing are well underdeveloped and underutilized and Wu Chun ends up lost in the shuffle.</p><p><i>Magic to Win</i> isn't a complete let down, but the disappointments still outweigh the positives.</p>
    JY S Super Reviewer

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