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

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Rotten40%
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.
Reviews
The Age (Australia)
Jake Wilson
Rotten

The plot verges on incoherence, but The Sorcerer's Apprentice is entertaining enough if you can fo...

June 22, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Rotten

Cage and Baruchel fail to generate a connection and, apart from Molina's Oscar Wilde impersonation...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Rotten

The non-stop action almost drowns out what might have been a decent screenplay...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

It's an enjoyable action-fantasy adventure with a sparky script; there's even a playful pastiche o...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Alexander Pashby
Rotten

For my next trick, I will make the sequel disappear!

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.

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Additional Info

  • Release Date:July 14, 2010
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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