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Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in THE PRESTIGE, the twisting, turning story that, like all great magic tricks, stays with you. Two young, passionate magicians, Robert Angier (Jackman), a charismatic showman, and Alfred Borden (Bale), a gifted illusionist, are friends and partners until one fateful night when their biggest trick goes terribly wrong. Now the bitterest of enemies, they will stop at nothing to learn each other's secrets. As their rivalry escalates into a total obsession full of deceit and sabotage, they risk everything to become the greatest magician of all time. But nothing is as it seems, so watch closely.
Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, Piper Perabo, David Bowie, Roger Rees, Edward Hibbert, Ricky Jay, Samantha Mahurin, Daniel Davis, Jim Piddock, Christopher Neame, Mark Ryan, Jamie Harris, Monty Stuart, Ron Perkins, J. Moore, Anthony DeMarco, Chao-Li Chi, Gregory Humphreys, John Crye, W. Sheppard, Sean Howse, Julie Sanford, Ezra Buzzington, James Lancaster, Olivia Merg, Zoe Merg, Johnny Liska, Russ Fega, Kevin Will, Christopher Judges, James Otis, Sam Menning, Brian Tahash, Scott Davis, Jodi Wise, Nikki Glick, Enn Reitel, Clive Kennedy, Robert Arbogast, Chris Cleveland
© 2006 Touchstone Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Full of twists and turns, The Prestige is a dazzling period piece that never stops challenging the audience.
June 21, 2017
Not only does it tell you how it's all done, it takes so long about it that you've got time to loo...
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Common Sense Says
Rival magicians battle in smart, dark period tale.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Prestige is dark period piece about dueling magicians that includes several violent deaths: two by drowning (the victims' frightened faces are visible), two by hanging, and another by shooting. Other violence includes one man shooting another's hand (there's some blood, and fingers are lost); the revelation that a bird has been smashed into a bloody pancake during a trick to simulate its "disappearance"; the accidental smashing of a woman's hand in a similar trick; and a man submitting to having his fingers chopped off (the action isn't shown, but the noise of the chop and his facial expression are jarring). Other than the violence, there's not too much to worry about -- a little sexual activity (mostly just kissing), fairly mild language, and some drinking.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama
- Release Date:October 20, 2006
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