The Prestige (2006)

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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (IMDb)
From an initial point of drama comes both the pre- and post-conflict timelines, which together expertly unravel in a most satisfying way a bevy of exciting secrets that reveal the stunning story behind the beginning intrigue. Driving forward this intricate plot is a tense dual-character study (both Jackman and Bale excel) set within the dark and unnerving world of professional magicians conveying the drastic–even deadly–effects of ambition and rivalry. A masterfully layered yet cohesive film.
9/10 (Amazing)

8 thoughts on “The Prestige (2006)

  1. Nicely said! This has got to be one of Nolan’s most overlooked films. Jackman and Bale have such a great dynamic, and I loved Andy Serkis’ supporting role.

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