Year of Release: 2006
Director: Christopher Nolan
Approx. Running Time: 130 minutes
My Rating: 4 star (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"One Of The Year's Best Films! Dazzling! This Is Moviemaking At Its Absolute Finest."
-Pete Hammond, Maxim
Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in The Prestige, the twisting, turning story that, like all great magic tricks, stays with you. Two young, passionate magicians, Robert Angier (Jackman), a charismatic showman, and Alfred Borden (Bale), a gifted illusionist, are friends and partners until one fateful night when their biggest trick goes terribly wrong. Now the bitterest of enemies, they will stop at nothing to learn each other's secrets. As their rivalry escalates into a total obsession full of deceit and sabotage, they risk everything to beome the greatest magician of all time. But nothing is as it seems, so watch closely. And be prepared to watch it again and again.
Pay close attention when you watch this film. Nearly every little detail foreshadows the ending. The film starts out a little slow, but stick with it, it gets better - much, much better.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)