The Prestige

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Year of Release: 2006

Genre: Drama

Related to/Remake of: N/A

Directed By: Christopher Nolan

Music By: David Julyan

Starring: Hugh Jackman (as Robert Angier), Christian Bale (as Alfred Borden), Michael Caine (as John Cutter), Scarlett Johansson (as Olivia Wenscombe), Rebecca Hall (as Sarah Borden), David Bowie (as Nikola Tesla), and Andy Serkis (as Mr. Alley)

Basic Plot: At the turn of the 20th century, two rival magicians who were once part of the same stage show attempt to outdo one another with variations of the same trick.  One uses practical methods, while the other takes a decidedly different, and much more dangerous, route.

Rating (Out of 4): 4

Pros: Wonderful sets and costume designs really capture the time period.  All of the principle actors turn in phenomenal work here, with special mention going to Rebecca Hall who hits her role out of the park.  An interesting storyline that’s full of little surprises.

Cons: There’s not a whole lot to complain about here.  Some may find the end reveal (which is considerably different from the book the film is based on) to be cheap.