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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Reviews

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
September 8, 2010
Cage and Baruchel fail to generate a connection and, apart from Molina's Oscar Wilde impersonation, there isn't much to laugh at -- or thrill to, for that matter, since the action has been choreographed with the nerveless competence of an arcade game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tristan Schumacher
FILMINK (Australia)
September 7, 2010
While containing a handful of impressive action sequences, this film is let down by a contrived premise and by-the-numbers script.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 4, 2010
The wit and charm are missing
Kevin A. Ranson
September 1, 2010
"Almost" and "wants to be" should never precede the word "epic" ... (feels like) the coolest stuff is being saved for later (sequels.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Anders Wotzke
August 31, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is essentially what would happen if The Mummy took a wrong turn at Hogwarts and ended up at a Dungeons and Dragons convention.
| Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 19, 2010
The non-stop action almost drowns out what might have been a decent screenplay...
| Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
August 13, 2010
It's an enjoyable action-fantasy adventure with a sparky script; there's even a playful pastiche of the broomsticks-coming-alive scene from the original legend, using the famous Paul Dukas music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
August 13, 2010
No one is likely to mistake it for art, but this is one of the better summer blockbusters, thanks to special effects, adequate acting and welcome flashes of wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
August 13, 2010
If you're a kid whose summer holidays are starting to drag, this should kill a couple of hours. Just do your folks a favour and don't make them come along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alexander Pashby
Little White Lies
August 13, 2010
For my next trick, I will make the sequel disappear!
| Original Score: 2/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
August 13, 2010
Promises tongue-in-cheek thrills but doesn't quite deliver.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
August 13, 2010
No amount of fireballs or car chases are able to stop the whole thing being really boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
August 12, 2010
Despite Cage in a snit, it's a likable if functional summer-show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
August 12, 2010
Casts a superficial and short-lived spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 12, 2010
Cage is as wacky as ever and Baruchel is a likeable goof, though Molina is wasted and not quite evil enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
August 12, 2010
Trademark Jerry Bruckheimer entertainment, hurtling along at a brisk pace and having just about enough comedy, romance and adventure to keep everyone satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 12, 2010
Fun for 20 minutes, remorseless thereafter...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
August 12, 2010
A perfectly decent family romp boosted by the occasional flash of something braver and better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
August 12, 2010
Wand-erful stuff.
| Original Score: 3/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
August 11, 2010
I wouldn't exactly recommend it, but let's just say you could certainly do worse.
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