• The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Release Date: July 14th, 2010

DVD Release Date: November 30th, 2010

PG |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) is just an average guy, but the wizard Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) sees in him a hidden talent for sorcery. He becomes Balthazar's reluctant protege, getting a crash course in the art of magic. As Dave prepares to help his mentor defend Manhattan from a powerful adversary (Alfred Molina), he wonders if he can survive the training, save the city and find his true love.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Toby Kebbell, Omar Miller, Monica Bellucci, Alice Krige

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy , Adventure

Production Co: Broken Road, Saturn Films, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Amusing, New York City, Prison, Quest, Rivalry, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Turteltaub strives to show us realistic-looking magic, without realizing he'd be better off if he acknowledged that there's no such thing. Instead, we get human figures that emerge "magically" from swarms of cockroaches and sorceresses who dissolve into dust particles right before our eyes. It's the best CGI money can buy, and who cares? show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    "Apprentice" lurches from one been-there-done-that sequence to another. show more

  • 50
    Scott TobiasNPR

    The lesson at the core of Goethe's poem -- that powerful spirits are not to be taken lightly, and should only be conjured by those who can control them -- goes out the window, and the mentor-student relationship gets swallowed up in the action. Bruckheimer may be the dark lord of Tinseltown, but he's the Mickey Mouse of this scenario, and the mops and brooms get the best of him. show more

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