The Illusionist Synopsis
An aging magician bonds with a young fan who believes his tricks are real magic.
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Movie Reviews

Don't go hoping for Belleville part 2

By the_somniac
The Illusionist has very little of the hilarity, perversity and mad glee of The Triplets of Belleville. But it is astonishing in its own right. Of course the animation is masterful, but its also...

The Illusionist

By amazfan
Lovely to look at. The mood is bittersweet. The larger lesson about acceptance of life's changes and agonies and compensations is presented very gently. Oddly, the audience was very quiet with...

I was Cheated

By Captain_K
There is very little to recommend about this "Movie" The characters are flat and the plot is uninspiring. To those of you who gave this a glowing review....the King has no clothes.......

Decent, beautiful annimation, slow moving

By jedbassett
I enjoyed the movie, but slow and not that easy to follow. Some french that wasn't translated and it ended with little resolution in my opinion....

good movie, but sad

By ellen0727
good movie. not much dialogue, but you still know what is happening. kind of sad....

The Illusionist

By lcm276
A waste of time and money!...

One of the best movies I have seen. Period.

By Ben Robinson
A charming, bittersweet movie about the decline of the Music Hall in Europe which the author Jacques Tati knew so well and lovingly tells this story with a heart rending pathos. I am a professional...

Five Word Review

By cindib1275
Beautiful Animation Very Simple Story...

Beautiful Artwork, Manipulative Story

By Arturzinho
It was glorious just looking at "The Illusionist." Superb artwork. But the story is sappy and maudlin. The magician has many redeeming qualities, but he is portrayed only as an aging loser. I felt...

Visually great.

By ilford
Visually it was great. It was lovely to see how the animators went to great detail with the nuances of how people move etc The scenes were pretty amazing. But I didn't care for the story. I got a...

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Rated PG | For Thematic elements and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Magic tricks and a murder mystery. Teens and up.
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