The Sorcerer's Apprentice Reviews

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May 9, 2019
Perhaps the biggest problem with "Apprentice" lies in the script -- which is basically on autopilot from the opening scene.
March 8, 2019
A formulaic, coincidental, not-at-all-hilarious schlock-fest that can't even be saved by some obviously spendy special effects. I'd say skip this one, unless you're curious about whether or not Cage's incredible hair weave will win some kind of award.
October 24, 2017
The Sorcerer's Apprentice wasn't bad so much as it was terribly dumb.
September 19, 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.
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.
May 9, 2011
drawing a line of lack-of-inspiration true and dire directly to Renny Harlin's already-completely-forgotten The Covenant.
April 4, 2011
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.
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.
March 9, 2011
Whether intentional or not, The Sorcerer's Apprentice plays like Disney's stalled attempt to launch a stripped down Harry Potter-like franchise.
January 16, 2011
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one of those films that feels very close to being good.
November 26, 2010
This PG-rated Jerry Bruckheimer production is slick as an oiled weasel: larded with fancy special effects, canned romance, corny humor and a general lack of sophistication. [Blu-ray]
November 25, 2010
...a disappointingly repetitive and flat-out dull piece of work...
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.
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.
September 9, 2010
The plot verges on incoherence, but The Sorcerer's Apprentice is entertaining enough if you can forgive the presence of Cage, whose brand of glum camp hasn't grown any fresher with the years.
September 9, 2010
Probably would have saved us all a lot of trouble if someone had have pointed the way to Hogwarts.
September 8, 2010
I must say that the development of CGI special effects has contributed to the death of character and story. And that's true in this case.
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.
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.
September 4, 2010
The wit and charm are missing
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