• Released
  • May 3, 2013
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • Comedy
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Village Voice

By Pete Vonder Haar
Desperate Acts of Magic is a pleasant little film.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Despite the preachiness, however, they have still made a moderately enjoyable film, thanks to some engaging performances.
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Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
While the plot is a non-starter, the margins of Gold and co-director Tammy Caplan's debut feature are scattered with other real-life magicians who make quarters vanish every time our attention does the same.
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Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
Tammy Caplan and Joe Tyler Gold's film gives off the alienating feel of an inside joke that you miss in the off chance you're not part of the professional magic business.
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43 out of 100
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