• The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

Release Date: August 16th, 2019

NR |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

Cast: The Amazing Johnathan, Anastasia Synn

Director: Ben Berman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Production Company Unknown

Distributors: The Film Arcade

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    A strangely-compelling, unpredictable and manipulative piece of work. show more

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Likely to inspire heated arguments about the ethics of nonfiction film, the diverting but not really satisfying pic makes weak lemonade from lemons that might have yielded something tastier. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth WeitzmanTheWrap

    Out-pranking the prankster, [Berman] turns a documentary about an unpredictable subject into a meditation on what it means to make a documentary about an unpredictable subject. show more

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