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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

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Critic Consensus: It has a likable cast and loads of CGI spectacle, but for all but the least demanding viewers, The Sorcerer's Apprentice will be less than spellbinding.

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Inspired by the beloved segment of the Walt Disney classic Fantasia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice moves the setting of the story to modern-day Manhattan, where decidedly average teen Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) hones his magical powers under the tutelage of master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage). Malevolent wizard Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) is determined to claim New York City as his own. And Horvath isn't alone in his diabolical endeavor, because by joining forces with the sinister sorcerer, pop illusionist Drake Stone (Toby Kebbell) aspires to gain powers beyond his wildest imagination. Realizing that he can't take on Horvath and Stone alone, Blake recruits Stutler as his reluctant assistant and begins training him the battle that will determine the fate of the Big Apple. Teresa Palmer and Monica Bellucci co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Nicolas Cage
as Balthazar Blake
Jay Baruchel
as Dave Stutler
Alfred Molina
as Maxim Horvath
Teresa Palmer
as Becky Barnes
Toby Kebbell
as Drake Stone
Alice Krige
as Morgana
Jake Cherry
as Young Dave
Gregory Woo
as Sun-Lok
Wai Ching Ho
as Chinese Woman
Jason R. Moore
as Subway Mugger
Robert Capron
as Young Dave's Pal
Peyton List (II)
as Young Becky
Sandor Tecsy
as Russian Man
Marika Daciuk
as Russian Woman
Nicole Ehinger
as Abigail Williams
Adriane Lenox
as Ms. Algar
Manish Patel
as NYU Clerk
Oscar Colon
as Fry Cook
Joe Lisi
as Police Captain
William Devlin
as Police Officer
Víctor Cruz
as Auto Impound Clerk
Melissa Gallagher
as Woman on the Street
Parisa Fitz-Henley
as Bennet's Girlfriend
Brandon Gill
as Student in Bathroom
Henry Yuk
as Chinese Dragon Carrier
Izuchukwu Mozie
as African Boy
Amit Soni
as Indian Boy
Adria Baratta
as Student #1
Rosie Moss
as Student #2
Ian Alda
as Physics Student
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Critic Reviews for The Sorcerer's Apprentice

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (33)

Casts a superficial and short-lived spell.

Full Review… | August 12, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

He canâ(TM)t hold a candle to Mickey.

Full Review… | July 16, 2010
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

There is much that's appealing, from the performances to the scene where Turteltaub re-creates a live-action version of the classic scene from Disney's Fantasia.

July 16, 2010
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

As Balthazar, Cage doesn't disappoint. He's just manic enough to keep the character from becoming too predictable. More's the pity, then, that a pro like him has to cede so much screen time to his character's young protege.

Full Review… | July 16, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

The Sorcerer's Apprentice should be rated U for Untouched by Human Hands.

July 15, 2010
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

A big gob of mythical makeover and special effects-freewheeling fun.

Full Review… | July 15, 2010
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for The Sorcerer's Apprentice

I m having hard time to rate this Movie, everytime I see it somewhere and reminds me of some great Scene. It is almost funny to say so.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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03/01/2012 (Netflix, PS3)

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EightThirty .

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The film heavily relies on its special effects and its premise is genuinely uninspired to the point where the supposedly magical plot itself seems ridiculous and doesnt enchant.

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