• Released
  • April 17, 2009
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 32 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 32 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A death-obsessed youth (Bill Milner) befriends an aging magician (Michael Caine) who longs to join his wife in the afterlife.

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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Blending humor and heartbreak in a performance that makes a small movie a richly satisfying one, Caine truly is magic.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While Caine and young Milner make for amusing adversaries, it's nice to see Crowley paying respect to his elders by populating the...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
All-too-familiar and schmaltzy territory for both coming-of-age films and movies with elderly actors.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
You don't need a Ouija board to suss out where all this is heading, but Is Anybody There? counteracts its deficiencies -- predictability,...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I can't really recommend the film, unless you admire Caine as much as I do, which is certainly possible.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
More deft than it first appears, director John Crowley's gentle-but-not-sappy drama features another late-day masterpiece-in-miniature from...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Requires us to repress any thoughts about stale material and keep Caine's heartfelt performance front and center.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Writer Peter Harness has based his screenplay on his own childhood experiences, but personal doesn't necessarily translate to fresh.
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45

NPR

By Bob Mondello
All of this is at once predictable and implausible -- a two-hander of a story so overplotted and overpopulated that by the time it's...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
No one could save Is Anybody There? from its treacly self and Michael Caine doesn't, but he gives it a grand try.
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Rated PG-13 | For sexual references, some disturbing images and language