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The Prestige Reviews

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
December 5, 2006
Christopher Nolan presenta la rivalidad entre dos magos como si se tratara de un vistozo y complejo truco de magia cuyo secreto nos es develado.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2006
Tout comme le magistral Batman Begins, The Prestige se veut une %u0153uvre de marque dont le raffinement et l'intelligence n'ont d'égal que sa grande accessibilité.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
December 1, 2006
[The Nolans] could not have conjured a more chimerical story than this transcontinental thriller about two men selling their souls to destroy each other.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
November 25, 2006
It's a very cool piece of filmmaking -- as it has to be, given the intellectual sleight-of-hand that lies at its heart. Yet it succeeds as both great entertainment and an absorbing rumination on the dangers of playing God.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Angela Baldassarre
November 24, 2006
A sleight-of-hand thriller set in Britain's Victorian era where magic was mysterious and performing it precarious, the film is a dark and aggressive emotional roller coaster that challenges the imagination.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 20, 2006
If movies are among our greatest, most enduring vehicles for illusion, then a movie about dueling illusionists should, in theory, offer that same sleight of hand--only amplified. In this case, it does.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 18, 2006
Perhaps it is because the film focuses so much on the mechanical and the material that the sudden intrusion of the genuinely magical feels forced and even somewhat silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 16, 2006
Rarely has magic been presented less magically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 15, 2006
Há filmes que se tornam ainda mais fascinantes quando revisitados, já que o fato de sabermos seus segredos oferece leituras novas e surpreendentes; em outras palavras: o que era mera surpresa transforma-se em rica ironia dramática. é o caso deste longa.
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
November 11, 2006
Gripping, suspenseful, mysterious, moving and often darkly funny.
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
November 11, 2006
The Prestige looks great and there's too much class involved for it to be anything but entertaining. Even so, a suspicion that Nolan overstretched and overdeveloped his story is inescapable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jamie Russell
November 11, 2006
The Prestige is a superb puzzle-box thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 10, 2006
Part 'Sleuth,' part 'Itchy & Scratchy,' part science-fiction...
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
November 10, 2006
It isn't my favorite Nolan film, but it's better than most of the films I see.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
We invest in the furious battle because there is more at stake than a magic trick: each man has to sacrifice things near and dear to him
Top Critic
Ben Walters
Time Out
November 9, 2006
Not only does it tell you how it's all done, it takes so long about it that you've got time to look up its sleeves and work it out for yourself.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 7, 2006
It lodges itself as not much more than a (perhaps shockingly) bitter little pill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
November 7, 2006
Part homage to the art of performance, part admiration of science and technology, part unexpected turn to science fiction, and total mind-melting madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
November 6, 2006
... this odd tale about obsessive Victorian-era magicians and their blood feud isn't nearly as enchanting as it should be.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
November 6, 2006
This dazzling film and first-rate thriller holds you spellbound and doesn't let go.
| Original Score: 4/5
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