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THE PRESTIGE

 
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At Theaters: 10/20/2006 On Video: 2/20/2007
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 15 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 479946
Studio: Touchstone Pictures Inc.
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Two Victorian-era magicians spark a powerful rivalry that builds into an escalating battle of tricks and an unquenchable thirst to uncover the other’s trade secrets. As these two remarkable men pit daring against desire, showmanship against science and ambition against friendship, the results are dangerous, deadly and definitely deceptive.
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Thriller - This is a fairly dark thriller/drama about magicians is aimed at an adult audience and requires a lot more thinking than a typical popcorn thriller. The nonlinear storytelling may be a point of confusion for some. Fans of stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale will get their fill here, but Scarlett Johansson admirers may be disappointed by her fairly small role.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Hugh Jackman FLUSHED AWAY, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, VAN HELSING
Christian Bale THE NEW WORLD, BATMAN BEGINS, REIGN OF FIRE
Michael Caine THE WEATHER MAN, BEWITCHED, BATMAN BEGINS
Scarlett Johansson THE BLACK DAHLIA, SCOOP, MATCH POINT, THE ISLAND
Director: Christopher Nolan BATMAN BEGINS, INSOMNIA
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Introduction
Back To The 20th Century's Future
The Showman And The Rival
The Magician's Sidekicks
The Magician's Wives
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Shootings, falls, cuts.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some kid humor; some physical and verbal gags.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good This is one movie that will continue to entrance you with excellent images -- and the film's climactic moment absolutely will not disappoint.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average The Prestige is wonderfully engrossing, darkly mysterious and entertaining from start to finish.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 124 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
15
High
87%
13-19Teens (F)
12
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
13
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
31
High
94%
30+Adults (F)
43
High
91%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 124 moviegoers:GREAT OPINIONS! All ages, both male and female, LOVED "THE PRESTIGE"! With around half rating it Fantastic or Excellent and most of the remaining half rating it Very Good, your probability of enjoying "The Prestige" is very high. DON'T MISS IT!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
It all begins in rapidly changing, turn-of-the-century London. At a time when magicians are idols and celebrities of the highest order, two young magicians set out to carve their own paths to fame. The flashy, sophisticated Robert Angier (HUGH JACKMAN) is a consummate entertainer, while the rough-edged purist Alfred Borden (CHRISTIAN BALE) is a creative genius who lacks the panache to showcase his magical ideas. They start out as admiring friends and partners. But when their biggest trick goes terribly awry, they become enemies for life—each intent on outdoing and upending the other. Trick by trick, show by show, their ferocious competition builds until it knows no bounds, even utilizing the fantastical new powers of electricity and the scientific brilliance of Nikola Tesla—while the lives of everyone around them hang in the balance. Rife with sleight-of-hand shocks and revelations, the film delves into a riveting world where the farthest, darkest edges of faith, trust and the possible are probed.
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