The Illusionist

 (2006)

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  • Critics Rating 69 critics
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User Reviews

First Oscar-worthy movie of the year
Jun 23, 2008
Rosa - yahoo.com
I went in to watch this movie skeptically. However, from beginning to end, it was just amazing. I was captivated by the story and the characters throughout the entire film. The acting is wonderful, and the story line was very unique... Full review
First Oscar-worthy movie of the year
Jun 23, 2008
rovigari - yahoo.com
I went in to watch this movie skeptically. However, from beginning to end, it was just amazing. I was captivated by the story and the characters throughout the entire film. The acting is wonderful, and the story line was very unique... Full review
Edward Norton keeps me coming back for MORE!
Dec 17, 2007
rottweilergirl246 - yahoo.com
This movie is about an ILLUISIONIST, (Edward Norton)set in the late 1800's. He uses his "magic" so to speak to try and over throw an evil prince when he finds an old flame from his childhood who needs him. With Nice... Full review
The Helpful Review
Aug 15, 2007
rockstar_1994 - yahoo.com
I have got to say....WATCH THIS MOVIE. This is an outstanding movie. During the movie you might think "this is an average movie". Well, wait until you get to the end. EVERYTHING will make sense at the end. You'll love the... Full review
Not What I expect!
Jun 09, 2007
nima.najmaei - yahoo.com
Actually I enjoyed the movie as a movie which was successful in entertaining its audience. But I believe its screenplay got serious flaws. It wasn't as powerful as I expect. Maybe I am somehow comparing it with the Prestige, another magician... Full review
Life is but an Illusion
Jun 03, 2007
nflbronco1_fan1 - yahoo.com
Bringing down a Crown Prince who is seeking to overthow a King is no small feat... but the Illusionist is a master. My wife and I both loved this movie, which we saw on DVD. We think it got stiffed in... Full review
I love this movie
May 18, 2007
tealbeauty - yahoo.com
The Illusionist is one of the best love stories ever told. Edward Norton gives an amazing performance. Never a boring minute, this story left me spellbound.... Full review
I love this movie!!
Apr 11, 2007
Sheryl Davis - yahoo.com
Finally, a movie intended for adults - Norton is mesmerizing, captivating, bewitching... I wish I could watch more movies just like this one. I'm still caught up in his gaze, his intensity. I just loved it. I know I shall dream... Full review
I love this movie!!
Apr 11, 2007
mauiangel2002 - yahoo.com
Finally, a movie intended for adults - Norton is mesmerizing, captivating, bewitching... I wish I could watch more movies just like this one. I'm still caught up in his gaze, his intensity. I just loved it. I know I shall dream... Full review
I Never Even Heard of this Movie
Mar 30, 2007
diavolo5778 - yahoo.com
It was 5 dollar movie night on Tuesday and I wanted to see a movie. I had no idea what to pick and asked the lady behind the counter and she said everybody liked the Illusionist, so i was like what... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Sep 27, 2008
Urban Cinefile
With Edward Norton at his striking best as The Illusionist, this is a stylish film filled with intrigue and presented with flair - like a good magic trick. Otherwise, it's an engaging and entertaining film, with some haunting characters and ideas - and a final revelation that satisfies. ... Full Review
| Aug 14, 2008
Urban Cinefile
With Edward Norton at his striking best as The Illusionist, this is a stylish film filled with intrigue and presented with flair - like a good magic trick. Otherwise, it's an engaging and entertaining film, with some haunting characters and ideas - and a final revelation that satisfies. ... Full Review
| Jul 08, 2008
The Denver Post
The Illusionist" conjures something for everyone in the family: galloping horses, haughty royalty, bold tricks, costume drama. All this might be hokum if the talented cast didn't take things seriously and play their roles to the hilt. ... Full Review
| Oct 26, 2007
blackfilm.com
This well-conceived mystery cleverly conceals which person is behind the series of slashings. However, for a film about the wonders of magic, try Neil Burgers The Illusionist. As a film about sadistic obsession, this film succeeds. ... Full Review
| Mar 07, 2007
Time Out
A good magician never explains his tricks, a lesson Neil Burger 's beautifully realised film gives the impression of respecting extremely well, wringing involving drama from its protagonist's and its own mysterious sleights of hand. With exquisite performances (Giamatti's, in particular), it leaves you thrillingly hovering, happily uncommitted to any one interpretation - right until the end, that is, where Uhl seems to figure it all out in a clever-clever turnaround you'd thought the film was above. ... Full Review

News

The Illusionist depicts the landscapes and townscapes of Edinburgh with soft, gentle lines and pastel colours. Link to this video Seven years ago, French animator Sylvain Chomet made a pleasing intervention into the world of bland, airbrushed, computer-animated American movies... ... Full Article

The French-born Chomet's previous animation, Belleville Rendez-Vous (2003), was a spikily baroque kidnap drama with a champion cyclist as its hero. His latest dials down the surreal grotesequerie and amps up the charm, being an adaptation of a script written... ... Full Article

Friday August 20 2010 IF Hollywood animation is a little too sweet and juvenile for you then The Illusionist is the perfect antidote. Adapted from a Jacques Tati screenplay this is an exquisitely made, melancholy tale reflecting the end of... ... Full Article

Films
independent.co.uk2010-08-07
Released this month, Sylvian Chomet's The Illusionist is a beautiful story of a magician eking out a living on the dying music-hall circuit To any parent who has ever pacified their child with an umpteenth repeat viewing of Toy Story... ... Full Article

Congrats to The Illusionist for winning last week's Trailer Park poll, which had a more widely distributed outcome than normal. Following the French animated film's 27%, second place goes to The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader with... ... Full Article

This Human Centipede Cat Toy is 100% medically accurate, just like the movie. - Sony Pictures Classics has announced its rather impressive schedule for the last half of 2010: Zhang Yimou's remake of the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple , titled... ... Full Article

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