The Sorcerer's Apprentice Synopsis
A wizard (Nicolas Cage) trains a reluctant protege to help him fight a powerful adversary.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The Sorcerer's Apprentice boils down to "The Karate Kid" meets "Harry Potter," with maybe a dash of "Ghostbusters" to keep it interesting.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is too long, and it's ersatz magic, but at least it casts an ersatz spell.
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Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Turteltaub strives to show us realistic-looking magic, without realizing he'd be better off if he acknowledged that there's no such thing....
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A frenetic, overstuffed but imaginative fantasy.
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50

NPR

By Scott Tobias
The lesson at the core of Goethe's poem -- that powerful spirits are not to be taken lightly, and should only be conjured by those who can...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A flavorless family-friendly action-adventure that doubles as memory exploitation. It has nothing to do with either the Mickey Mouse broom...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
On the whole, the movie is more Cheez Whiz than wizardly.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
"Apprentice" lurches from one been-there-done-that sequence to another.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie is a clunky, noisy contraption. Director Jon Turteltaub piles on gadgets and devices in the hopes we'll be dazzled enough to miss...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cage and Baruchel work hard to stay accessible, but the computer-generated effects come on like heavy artillery blowing away any hint of...
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A fun ride

By greendragonman
This movie was akin to national treasure. A fun ride to watch and enjoy. The only part that was a little scary to my six year old was when a skull was being regenerated with flesh. I really...

Critics don't know what they are talking about

By Mischif
It seems that these days critics can't be happy with a movie unless its "art" or breaks convention. Sometimes a good old fashioned story is what you want. Yes this film didn't offer any...

DIDN'T MEET MY EXPECTATION

By annabd
I will say go see it, but definately Nicolas Cage and Alfred Molina were the only best in the movie, the producer should choose a better and more experience actor to play the young guy, maybe like...

Excellently entertaining movie!!

By MarkusK
This was an absolutely wonderful movie! The plotline wasn't skewed or complicated, the actors did fabulous jobs and the effects were reaaly cool!! The acting was so good it felt like they weren't...

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Where do I sign up?!

By iminluv
This is a very smart, fast, and full good vs. evil movie; the type Jerry Bruckheimer is known for. Jay Baruchel is "Christian Slater" cool; almost to the point you would think they were related. And...

Better than reviews are saying !!!

By volleybalk
I took my 24y/o g/f and 9 y/o son on release day to see this movie. It was $7.50 for the two adults and $5 for my son. It was def worth every penny. It had action and kept you guessing. I was not...

Amazing must see adventure

By madmatio
This is a must see movie. If you like National Treasure, Prince of Persia, or Pirates of the Caribbean you will love this movie. It has action, suspense, humor and love all in one movie. It is a...

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Movie Review

By Asianfreak
83 out of 100 This a magical ride with non-stop thrilling action, laughs and adventure....

good movie!

By ash42389
I enjoyed this movie, just as I enjoy all Jerry Bruckheimer movies. I was worried it was going to be too "nerdy" and corny for my taste (I'm in my twenties), but they worked the magical elements into...

Lots of fun

By Kilbaneisking
This movie certainly won't warrant any awards this year. However if you are looking for a fun, exciting, and interesting flick this one will satisfy. Burachel plays his geeky self (no surprise there)...

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Rated PG | For some mild rude humor, brief language and fantasy action violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Kid-friendly thriller is fun, if lacking in real magic.
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