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The Illusionist (2006) - Movie Details

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Romance Suspense Drama
118 min.
Release Date
August 18, 2006 (Limited)
September 1, 2006
DVD Release Date
January 9, 2007
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118 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence

A supernatural mystery that combines romance, politics and magic, The Illusionist is the latest film from the producers of the Oscar winners Crash and Sideways. The film stars Academy Award nominees Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti as two men pitted against each other in a battle of wits: Norton as mysterious stage magician Eisenheim, and Giamatti as Vienna's shrewd Chief Inspector Uhl, with Jessica Biel sharing the screen as the beautiful Sophie von Teschen.

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Since Edward Norton's debut in the stunning 1996 thriller "Primal Fear," he has been one of the most consistent actors - perhaps forgetting "Death to Smoochy." Ten years later, he is still turning in edgy performances in drastically different roles. "The Illusionist" is his latest quality film, and while it doesn't allow him to show his range the way some other films have, it is certainly a must-see picture. Full movie review »

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