• The Prestige (2006)

The Prestige

Release Date: October 20th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2007

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

An illusion gone horribly wrong pits two 19th-century magicians, Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman), against each other in a bitter battle for supremacy. Terrible consequences loom when the pair escalate their feud, each seeking not just to outwit -- but to destroy -- the other man.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, David Bowie, Samantha Mahurin

Director: Christopher Nolan

Genres: Drama , Fantasy , Mystery

Production Co: Newmarket Productions

Distributors: Buena Vista

Keywords: Friend, Deception, Rivalry, House, Suspenseful, Love interest, Police officer, Dark, Transformation, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    To talk more about the movie's layers is to risk giving away too much. I'll say only that this film confirms Nolan's status as the director whose work I look forward to more than any other. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Nolan directs the film exactly like a great trick, so you want to see it again the second it's over. I'd call that wicked clever. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Audiences might enjoy this cinematic sleight of hand, but the key characters are such single-minded, calculating individuals that the real magic would be to find any heart in this tale. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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