Make Believe

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jul 21, 2011
    50
    Structurally, this becomes a little monotonous because there's just no denying that some kids are more interesting than others.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    May 17, 2011
    60
    Watching even the most tossed-off gag is worth whatever shortcomings Make Believe has, including its lack of real drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Ben Sachs
    May 12, 2011
    50
    The movie owes more to reality TV than feature filmmaking, subordinating the various story lines to the simple question of who'll win the contest.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    May 10, 2011
    40
    First-time director J. Clay Tweel oversells the importance of both the Vegas event and of magic in general-you'd think he were filming a spiritual movement rather than hidden-ball tricks. His wide-eyed subjects do make magic happen-but that has less to do with illusion than innocence.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    May 10, 2011
    50
    The drama is merely serviceable until the last moment, when the winner makes the competition disappear.
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  1. Jun 2, 2011
    9
    I love magic and this documentary is about six teenage magicians that have been selected to participate in 2009 World Magic Seminar (TeenI love magic and this documentary is about six teenage magicians that have been selected to participate in 2009 World Magic Seminar (Teen Stage Competition) in Las Vegas. Lest you think that we are dealing with â Full Review »