05 April 2007

Movie Review: The Illusionist

We saw The Illusionist on pay-per-view. Well worth the $3.99 and then some. The story was engrossing, the acting excellent and the scenery quite evocative. If you've seen academy award nominated Edward Norton in some of his other roles (Primal Fear and Fight Club come to mind immediately), you know just how good he can be. He plays the lead character with intensity but also with an understated approach that always makes you wonder, appropriately, what he's up to. Similarly if you've seen academy award nominated Paul Giamatti in such films as Sideways and Duets, you know you're in for a good ride with him playing key character, Inspector Uhl. It's a drama, a love story and a mystery wrapped into one somewhat clever film. I give it 3 out of 4 jujubees.

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