• Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

    Where To Watch
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay Poster

Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: November 5th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Filmmakers Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein take a glimpse at the very private world of professional magician Ricky Jay.

Director: Molly Bernstein

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • After sitting at his elbow that day, I can tell you how he manages the tricks I saw really close-up. Not mysterious at all: It's magic, pure and simple. show more

  • This film is a documentary about the young man's devilment. He seems perfectly happy — ecstatic, even — seated at a table in front of a three-sided mirror and practicing card moves over and over and over again. As a kid, he learned moves from his grandfather. He moved away from home in his early teens. show more

  • Whatever the unanswered mysteries of Jay’s personal life, just watching this magician’s hands at work with a deck of cards is positively mesmerizing. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com