Nov 27, 2020
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"The Prestige"

Director Christopher Nolan’s saga of duelling magicians devolves into a silly spiral of one-upmanship and half-baked revelations that won’t make you marvel so much as shrug and forget about them.

Nolan captures a sturdy, period-drama variation of the dark broodiness that underscores his previous films, "Batman Begins," "Insomnia" and "Memento." Yet this tale of a blood feud between rival magicians (Hugh Jackman and "Batman Begins" star Christian Bale) is cold and distant emotionally, with extreme, single-minded obsession the only palpable sentiment.

The movie is a schoolboy rivalry gone overboard, with wives and stage assistants (Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Piper Perabo), a mentor (Michael Caine) and inventor Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) caught in the fray. Two stars out of four.

_ David Germain, AP Movie Writer

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"The Prestige"

Director Christopher Nolan’s saga of duelling magicians devolves into a silly spiral of one-upmanship and half-baked revelations that won’t make you marvel so much as shrug and forget about them.

Nolan captures a sturdy, period-drama variation of the dark broodiness that underscores his previous films, "Batman Begins," "Insomnia" and "Memento." Yet this tale of a blood feud between rival magicians (Hugh Jackman and "Batman Begins" star Christian Bale) is cold and distant emotionally, with extreme, single-minded obsession the only palpable sentiment.

The movie is a schoolboy rivalry gone overboard, with wives and stage assistants (Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Piper Perabo), a mentor (Michael Caine) and inventor Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) caught in the fray. Two stars out of four.

_ David Germain, AP Movie Writer

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Movies

"The Prestige"

Director Christopher Nolan’s saga of duelling magicians devolves into a silly spiral of one-upmanship and half-baked revelations that won’t make you marvel so much as shrug and forget about them.

Nolan captures a sturdy, period-drama variation of the dark broodiness that underscores his previous films, "Batman Begins," "Insomnia" and "Memento." Yet this tale of a blood feud between rival magicians (Hugh Jackman and "Batman Begins" star Christian Bale) is cold and distant emotionally, with extreme, single-minded obsession the only palpable sentiment.

The movie is a schoolboy rivalry gone overboard, with wives and stage assistants (Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and Piper Perabo), a mentor (Michael Caine) and inventor Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) caught in the fray. Two stars out of four.

_ David Germain, AP Movie Writer

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