Rent The Illusionist (2006)

3.6 of 5 from 733 ratings
1h 44min
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Synopsis:
Vienna, 1900: Eisenheim (Norton) is a brilliant stage magician, the greatest illusionist Vienna has ever seen. When his childhood friendship with Duchess Sophie von Teschen (Biel), now betrothed to the power-hungry Crown Prince Leopold (Sewell), is rekindled he finds himself a target for the Prince's anger. As the clandestine romance continues, Leopold orders the shrewd Chief Inspector Uhl (Giamatti), the head of the secret police, to close down the theatre and make Eisenheim vanish. But as the net tightens around him and tragedy strikes, Eisenheim prepares to execute his greatest illusion yet.
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Directors:
Writers:
Neil Burger, Steven Millhauser
Others:
Dick Pope
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/07/2007
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's Commentary
  • Making of The Illusionist
  • Trailer
  • Ester Egg

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Reviews (8) of The Illusionist

Clever and Entertaining - The Illusionist review by Rob S

Spoiler Alert
24/01/2008

Thoroughly enjoyed this one and thought the, albeit fairly obvious, twist at the end was well executed and tied up all of the loose ends perfectly. Edward Norton does a fine job as the magician who returns to claim his childhood sweetheart who was banned from seeing him. Giamatti steals the best acting credits though as the detective who tries to piece together whats going on and feels ever more concerned at following his employers whimsical requests to get rid of evidence and various people.

All in, a great couple of hours of entertainment.

Recommended.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

A delightful fairytale. - The Illusionist review by Nipper

Spoiler Alert
29/02/2012

"Suitable viewing for all the family" is a phrase that would normally make my heart sink but this fine little film really does the job. A good story beautifully told. An illusion so well put together I almost believed it myself.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Engrossing drama - The Illusionist review by NA

Spoiler Alert
23/04/2016

The Illusionist is a well acted and engrossing drama with many a twist and turn. Edward Norton and Jessica Biel take the main roles but it is the performance of Paul Giamatti as Inspector Uhl which really sticks in the mind

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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