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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Reviews

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September 18, 2017
In a post-Potter world where fantasy flicks are ten a-penny, there is simply nothing here to make [The Sorcerer's] Apprentice stand out from the crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 25, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 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 | Original Score: 5/10
October 21, 2010
It is the exact kind of film you would imagine to be spun-off from a dialogue-free animated sequence from Fantasia; that is to say, not a very complex or interesting one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 16, 2011
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one of those films that feels very close to being good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
July 14, 2010
Just another loud, pointless Jerry Bruckheimer production, with Cage smirking his way through perfunctory action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2010
I wouldn't exactly recommend it, but let's just say you could certainly do worse.
July 15, 2010
A generally joyless pastiche of sorcery history, imitation Potter "chosen one" Messianics and mirthless silliness, it's another in a string of recent black marks against Cage's Oscar-owning reputation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 9, 2010
Cage's expressions cover a limited range, from earnest to fearless to glazed, and he trots out leaden dialogue along the lines of, "That... must...not... happen!" Surely there can't be an easier way to earn $20 million or so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2010
Promises tongue-in-cheek thrills but doesn't quite deliver.
July 14, 2010
In place of a plot, there's a premise; in place of carefully crafted action, there are stupefying exercises in computer-generated imagery, and in place of an ending, there's a hook for the sequel and, if all goes well, a new franchise.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2010
The movie isn't so much bad as it is formulaic and uninspired. In some ways, that might almost be a worse sin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2010
The many-hands script -- last one in was Matt Lopez of Bedtime Stories -- exists largely to show Cage and Baruchel and Molina shooting fire-jets and balls of compressed energy at one another's heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
July 13, 2010
Nick Cage and Jay Baruchel do their best to deliver more than perfunctory Disney live-action fare, but ultimately nothing can rise above this ill-conceived storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 14, 2010
Not even the loose cannon of Nicolas Cage shooting plasma balls, riding a Chrysler Building griffin, explaining string theory or wearing a ridiculous hat can stiffen this wet noodle.
Read More | Original Score: C
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2010
For my next trick, I will make the sequel disappear!
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 9, 2010
A tired relic of summer-movie cliches, clearly beaten to death by far too many credited writers.
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