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PG-13| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
A master magician named Eisenheim (Edward Norton) vies with Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell) of Vienna for the hand of noblewoman Sophie (Jessica Biel), the girl he once loved. He brings his considerable powers to bear on the prince, as she is about to be named royal fiancee. However, a police inspector named Uhl (Paul Giamatti) tries to warn Eisenheim that he is playing a very dangerous game.

Cast: Edward Norton , Paul Giamatti , Jessica Biel , Rufus Sewell , Edward Marsan , Jake Wood , Tom Fisher , Karl Johnson

Director: Neil Burger

Genres: Mystery

Distributor: Yari Film Group

The Illusionist (2006)

Release Date: January 22nd, 2006|1 hr. 50 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Edward Norton is at his best here, chalking up another boundary-stretching performance this year in the wake of the unfairly overlooked "Down in the Valley." show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A rich and elegant film, full of sly, devious characters with complicated motives. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Illusionist casts an exquisitely bewitching spell with its dreamy atmosphere and pervasive sense of suspense. show more

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