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The Prestige (2006)


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4 out of 10 Confusing, but stick with it
Adrian from Dublin, 10 Jan 2012
There's only one problem with this film: the two protagonists are confusingly similar. The actors look similar; they wear similar clothes; they are both stage magicians with similar acts; they even wear the same disguise when spying on each other's acts. At different points, each one reads the other's private journal, which sets up another thread of flashbacks. Tackle this film while sober. Once you can reliably tell Angier from Borden, the story is an exceptionally compelling one about escalating rivalry. I can't say more without spoiling the story. The second best thing about the movie is that Nikola Tesla is played by David Bowie. The best thing is that on the second play-through, you'll notice a dozen things that will make you ask yourself "how come I didn't pick up on the significance of that the first time?". Again, I can't explain without spoiling.
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4 out of 10 Top notch
David from Dublin, 24 May 2012
Top quality acting and tasty storyline slightly let down by the final twist becoming obvious before it's revealed but a great evening's viewing nonetheless
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4 out of 10 Complex and engaging.
Grainne from Roscommon, 27 Mar 2012
Will have you talking about it after it's over. Great compromise for a couple, though don't put it on too late as it requires attention. Well worth it.
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4 out of 10 Film equivalent of a "page turner"
Brian from Dublin, 27 Aug 2012
Gripping, plot-driven film. You have to pay attention to follow the twists & turns. I didn't see the final twist coming....
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2.5 out of 10 Good family movie
Martina from Galway, 12 Apr 2011
This was a clever movie appealing to our early teens. It was quite long but it held their interest. Great twist at the end!
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What's it about....
Are you watching closely? From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins), comes a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy with dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors. However, their friendly competition evolves into a bitter rivalry making them fierce...

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