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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Reviews

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Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 9, 2010
Frankly, it's completely dorky. And yet it slips by because of its wise decision to fully embrace that dorkiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
R. L. Shaffer
December 4, 2010
Light on logic, and not always polished, the film plays like a gonzo big-budget Roger Corman B-movie. It's filled with wonderfully imaginative visuals, interesting characters and spectacle galore.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 23, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a great family film that packs PG-13 excitement into a PG-rated film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
November 3, 2010
Though the movie is magic-like rather than magical and is, to be honest, on the thin side, it cast enough of a spell to keep me entertained.
Tim Martain
The Mercury
September 17, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is what you get when Jerry Bruckheimer produces Harry Potter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Croot
September 16, 2010
This slice of science and sorcery feels like a throwback to the 1980s heyday of family films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Fennell
Channel 10 Australia
September 10, 2010
In spite of Nic Cage's 'Hobo-with-a-leather-fetish' chic there are some inventive effects sequences. Feels likes like a watchable-but-unremarkable patchwork quilt of every fantasy flick ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
Matthew Turner
August 11, 2010
Likeable, engaging fantasy adventure with a decent script, pacey direction, terrific special effects and strong performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 10, 2010
If they had just let a little more anarchy in, this could really have been a piece of cinematic magic... still, it's enjoyable, doesn't outstay its welcome and there's always a chance they might take it up a notch when it comes to the inevitable sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 10, 2010
A loud, wacky, effects-laden extravaganza that's short on plot, characterisations and any real tension. But it's also rather mindless good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
August 5, 2010
A barrage of spectacular special effects in search of an appealing story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 22, 2010
Obvious, oblivious to logic and overblown, but it also reminds us that escapist nonsense can be fun...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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