The Prestige (2006)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, from the novel by Christopher Priest
Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson
Two stage magicians (Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman) in turn-of-the-century London become consumed by their rivalry.
There is much to enjoy in this film.
The performances are wonderful, the setting is perfectly evoked, and the story is fascinating as it builds anticipation for the revelation of the film’s secret.
However, that revelation turns out to be a big cheat that feels like it was beamed in from Star Trek.
Spoiler alert!!! End of the movie!!
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