The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)



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.

Movie Info

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, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Doug Miro, Matt Lopez, Carlo Bernard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 30, 2010
Box Office: $63.1M
Walt Disney Studios - Official Site


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
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 Carri...
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
Peyton R. List
as Young Becky
Peyton Roi List
as Young Becky
Jason Moore
as Subway Mugger
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Critic Reviews for The Sorcerer's Apprentice

All Critics (166) | Top Critics (33)

It's strange to have a film have so much magic within and yet ultimately not have enough of the right kind of magic to make it work.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012

drawing a line of lack-of-inspiration true and dire directly to Renny Harlin's already-completely-forgotten The Covenant.

Full Review… | May 9, 2011
Film Freak Central

As an object to look at and be zoomed along in like an amusement park ride -- which is all it's meant to be -- this movie is pretty much more of the summery same.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

It also looks quite nice with some well-designed adventure moments and clean camera work that's flashy but usually elegant. But that's a few islands of interest on a sea of interchangeable marketing parts that's all sizzle and no substance.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011

Whether intentional or not, The Sorcerer's Apprentice plays like Disney's stalled attempt to launch a stripped down Harry Potter-like franchise.

Full Review… | March 9, 2011
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one of those films that feels very close to being good.

Full Review… | January 16, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Nic Cage looked like he was having lot of fun through some of the movie other parts just looked bleh. it was okay. Good kids fun. All 4 kids with us liked this movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

03/01/2012 (Netflix, PS3)

EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Quotes

Merlin: We are but servants.
– Submitted by Typhon Q (3 years ago)
Dave Stutler: How do you know my name?
Balthazar Blake: Because I can read minds!
Balthazar Blake: It's on your backpack...
– Submitted by Wouter V (4 years ago)
Balthazar Blake: You're a bad liar, Dave. That's good.
– Submitted by Andrew M (4 years ago)
Dave Stutler: These are old-man shoes.
Balthazar Blake: Excuse me?
Dave Stutler: I love them... a lot.
– Submitted by Andrew M (4 years ago)

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