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Death Defying Acts

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Death Defying Acts

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/11/08
performer:
Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall
director:
Gillian Armstrong
author:
Brian Ward, Tony Grisoni
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C+

In 1920s Scotland, a con artist (Zeta-Jones) and her daughter (Atonement‘s Saoirse Ronan) fall under the spell of the Great Houdini (Pearce) while trying to bilk him for $10,000. The leads practically glow, but charisma can’t help them escape Death Defying Acts‘ straitjacket of a script. C+

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