The Illusionist (4 stars)

The Illusionist image“Set in early 1900s Vienna, Neil Burger‘s romantic thriller centers on illusionist extraordinaire Eisenheim (Edward Norton), who falls for an aristocrat (Jessica Biel) well above his social standing. When she becomes engaged to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell), the master magician employs his powers to win her love. His daring scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti).”

Geoff’s Comments: This was a very well paced drama, with great acting and story telling. I was surprised on numerous levels.

[ rent The Illusionist via netflix.com]


Written by gsm

02/14/2007 at 11:47 pm

Posted in  Video 

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  1. We recently rented this and found it worth our while as well. The performances were pretty good, although I thought Paul Giammatti’s performance wasn’t convincing as an Austrian policeman, but then again none of them were ‘good Austrians’ as far as characterizations. The photography was fantastic, and I enjoyed the story line. I honestly don’t recall the score, so I’ll recuse myself on that score …. ah ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! :-)

    Jon Fuelleman

    02/18/2007 at 9:16 am

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