Year of Release: 2006
Director: Neil Burger
Approx. Running Time: 109 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"One Of The Year's Best. A Masterpiece."
-NEW YORK POST
Unlock the mysteries of the year's most spellbinding film from the producers of Crash and Sideways! Oscor nominees Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton lead an all-star cast in this "stunning" film (USA Today) that conjures an exhilarating blend of suspense, romance and mind-bending twists. The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim (Norton) has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). But when Leopold's new fiancée (Jessica Biel) rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession...and suddenly the city's chief inspector (Giamatti) finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for his most impressive illusion yet in this "mesmerizing" (Entertainment Weekly) and "beautifully acted" (Good Morning America) film that "teases you until the very end" (The New York Times)!
The other magic movie of 2006. A very good film with a strong cast, but between this and The Prestige, I have to go with the latter of the two.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2006 (Year Of Release)