The Sorcerer's Apprentice Reviews

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.
August 23, 2018
It's a whole load of silly but there's enough fun to make this a decent slice of forgettable escapism.
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.
December 9, 2010
Frankly, it's completely dorky. And yet it slips by because of its wise decision to fully embrace that dorkiness.
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.
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...
November 23, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a great family film that packs PG-13 excitement into a PG-rated film.
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.
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 17, 2010
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is what you get when Jerry Bruckheimer produces Harry Potter.
September 16, 2010
This slice of science and sorcery feels like a throwback to the 1980s heyday of family films.