The Illusionist

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Yari Film Group Released 2006

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Director:
Neil Burger
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG-13

The story revolves around Eisenheim the Illusionist, a magician who lived in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century. He is deeply in love with the noble and beautiful Sophie, whom he has known since his childhood. Upon returning from traveling the world and practicing his craft, he finds out that Sophie will be forced to marry the Crown Prince Leopold, who wants to use her to get all the state power from the emperor, his aging father. The magician humiliates the prince at a private show which leads to the closing of his performances in Vienna. Eisenheim convinces the woman to escape with him out of the empire, but Leopold finds out about their plan, and brutally assaults Sophie while accusing her of infidelity. Using Inspector Uhl who found some evidence of Sophie's death, Eisenheim frames the Crown Prince for Sophie's murder, also uncovering his plan to seize the power. Soon Inspector Uhl discovers that magician's most powerful tricks have yet to be uncovered.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    This entertaining movie is content to be something a bit more modest: a pungent period folk tale that teases you until the very end.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    Sewell and Giamatti ham it up as the imperious pretender to the throne and his ambitious but conflicted minion in this uncheesy but entertainingly tricky mystery. There's more heat...

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A bizarre story of intrigue, magic and murder in turn-of-the-century Vienna casts a considerable spell in The Illusionist.

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