Yari Film Group Releasing | Release Date: August 18, 2006
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PrabhathNov 15, 2014
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Could have build up the character of Crown Prince establishing him as a
cruel person.....there isn't even one scene at least to establish
that....He didn't seem to me as a Villain.....Actually I felt sorry for
him being failed by his man, the foolish chief inspector.....And for
the surprise element its easy for any film buff to guess that she
(Biel) was not actually murdered at that night....and from there it is
just impatient watch till the climax....which ends making us (atleast
people like me) feeling sorry for the Prince and I just couldn't watch
that foolish Inspector laughing for being fooled and lost the Prince
with his incapacity. And there's one question - Since she is a Duchess
the royal families must have attended her funeral.....And if there
isn't any funeral and they haven't attended then she must be alive
somewhere else.....Steven Millhauser...
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MovieGoerOct 16, 2006
First, to introduce myself - I adored The Age Of Innocence but disliked Pride and Prejudice. The Illusionist is a total bore - from beginning to end. The film is based on a short story. The problem is there is only enough real content for a First, to introduce myself - I adored The Age Of Innocence but disliked Pride and Prejudice. The Illusionist is a total bore - from beginning to end. The film is based on a short story. The problem is there is only enough real content for a short film - the rest of the film is filler. And the short story is not special. You've seen the basic story before and done much better. The casting is atrocious. Almost all the actors were chosen for star power rather than talent. They are all supposed to be Austrian. But the top three characters seemed like Americans with fake accents. I've realized it is quite hard to make a good film and it is entirely possible to not want to see any movie currently in release. When that happens, rent an old classic or do something else. But don't waste your money on a weak film. Expand
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AshIdontthinksoMar 1, 2007
C'mon Len H. Dont make excuses for the movie. "If you have a week romantic side... this is a great movie" ??? I dont think the romantics went to watch this movie. It failed... it built up a tremendous plot, but only managed to blow hot C'mon Len H. Dont make excuses for the movie. "If you have a week romantic side... this is a great movie" ??? I dont think the romantics went to watch this movie. It failed... it built up a tremendous plot, but only managed to blow hot air in the end. Its a cop out. .... The unpredictability was in its predictability.... plus its outrageous ending and wind up. Its easy to come up with a thriller if you dont plan to reveal the answers. So what's with the butterflies... and what's with the orange tree coming to life (the picture showed mechanical instrument underneath the pot --- give me a break...) If you're into credibility of a storyline first and foremost... this one is no good. If you care about all the other stuff mentioned here, how great the cinematography or lighting is... then go for it. Expand
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rogert.Dec 11, 2006
This movie blows the twist ending. It looks like they threw it in at the last minute, and the rest of the movie is just boring anyway. Except Jessica Biel, I guess.
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