Movie Review – The Illusionsist

Rating – A-

Saw on DVD

Set in early 1900s Vienna, this romantic thriller centers on illusionist extraordinaire Eisenheim, who falls for an aristocrat well above his social standing. When she becomes engaged to Crown Prince Leopold, the master magician employs his powers to win her love. His daring scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of Chief Inspector Uhl.

This one came out around the same time as The Prestige – two movies set in the early 1900’s and focusing magic. Liked this one much better. Liked the love story and the fact that the magic remains just that – magic.

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