Friday, September 01, 2006

The Illusionist

The Illusionist succeeds on every level that M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water fails. This is the supernatural tale that Shyamalan should have told. I find it quite interesting that Paul Giamatti stars in both of these films.

Edward Norton is outstanding, although somewhat restrained, as Eisenheim, the mysterious titular character. Giamatti gives another great performance as the conflicted Inspector Uhl who is promised power and position by the weaselly Crown Prince Leopold, brilliantly played by a soon-to-be-well-known Rufus Sewell.

I enjoyed this movie from beginning to end. Go out and see it this weekend!

Dolf's Grade: A-

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1 comment:

Wrecking Machine said...

Very disappointed in you, Dolf. You failed to mention in your entire post about this movie (which I haven't seen) how Jessica Biel is a hottie.