The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • PG
  • 1h 49m
  • 2010
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Magic is everywhere in Disney's THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE! Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer's apprentice.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: It has a likable cast and loads of CGI spectacle, but for all but the least demanding viewers, The Sorcerer's Apprentice will be less than spellbinding.
Time Out
Tom Huddleston

Casts a superficial and short-lived spell.

June 22, 2017
Dallas Morning News
Nancy Churnin

There is much that's appealing, from the performances to the scene where Turteltaub re-creates a l...

June 22, 2017
Washington Post
Michael O'Sullivan

As Balthazar, Cage doesn't disappoint. He's just manic enough to keep the character from becoming...

June 22, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

The Sorcerer's Apprentice should be rated U for Untouched by Human Hands.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Kid-friendly thriller is fun, if lacking in real magic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this fantasy action-adventure, inspired to some degree by Disney’s classic Fantasia, is targeted at the same audience who enjoyed star Nicolas Cage’s National Treasure movies. Like those movies, The Sorcerer's Apprentice has plenty of thrilling action sequences boosted by special-effects magic -- some of which may be too scary and/or intense for kids under 8. There's swordplay and electric blasts, and characters are threatened with peril and even death. But underlying all the action is a positive message about being true to yourself.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
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Additional Info

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  • Release Date:July 14, 2010
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