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  • Release Date: May 3, 2013
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
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  1. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    Apr 30, 2013
    70
    Desperate Acts of Magic is a pleasant little film.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 2, 2013
    60
    Despite the preachiness, however, they have still made a moderately enjoyable film, thanks to some engaging performances.
  3. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    May 9, 2013
    40
    While the plot is a non-starter, the margins of Gold and co-director Tammy Caplan's debut feature are scattered with other real-life magicians who make quarters vanish every time our attention does the same.
  4. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    May 1, 2013
    12
    Tammy Caplan and Joe Tyler Gold's film gives off the alienating feel of an inside joke that you miss in the off chance you're not part of the professional magic business.

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