The Illusionist

PG| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Magic tricks can't compete with rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, so a French illusionist (Jean-Claude Donda) finds himself touring Scotland's shabby pubs and run-down restaurants. But things brighten for him when he meets Alice (Eilidh Rankin), a girl who believes his powers are real. Together they travel to Edinburgh for a performance, but he doesn't have the heart to reveal that his feats are merely tricks, and risks financial ruin by giving her gifts supplied by his "magic."

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Genres: Drama, Animated

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Illusionist (2010)

Release Date: December 25th, 2010|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • March 15, 2011 MatHam157
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    stunning artwork encompasses every scene. animation lovers will not be disappointed, but others may find it not entirely satisfying emotionally. My only gripe is the small degree of character development for the young girl.

  • February 12, 2011 justint0815
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    If a picture is worth a thousand words than The Illusionist is worth 90 million words.


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