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The Prestige

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Francois Duhamel

The Prestige

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
128 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/20/06
performer:
Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Michael Caine
director:
Christopher Nolan
distributor:
Touchstone Pictures
author:
Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

Thank God this movie’s on DVD, because when it ends you’re going to want — and need — to watch it again. Directed by Batman Begins and Memento‘s Christopher Nolan, The Prestige confidently steals some of the latter’s time-shifting complexity and turns it into a tale of science and magic in Victorian-era England, as two dueling magicians (Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale) play a revenge-fueled game of one-upmanship, culminating in an amazingly dark conclusion. EXTRAS Disappointing: only a series of short featurettes in lieu of a Nolan commentary track. A-

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