The Prestige

The Prestige

By Christopher Nolan

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-10-17
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 17.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
8.2/10
8.2
From 11,587 Ratings

Description

Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in The Prestige, the twisting, turning story that, like all great magic tricks, stays with you. Two young, passionate magicians, Robert Angier (Jackman), a charismatic showman, and Alfred Borden (Bale), a gifted illusionist, are friends and partners until one fateful night when their biggest trick goes terribly wrong. Now the bitterest of enemies, they will stop at nothing to learn each other’s secrets. As their rivalry escalates into a total obsession full of deceit and sabotage, they risk everything to become the greatest magician of all time. But nothing is as it seems, so watch closely. And be prepared to watch it again and again.

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  • An engaging and thought-provoking journey

    5
    By ilistentomusic(obviously)
    With The Prestige, Christopher Nolan may not have his most memorable work, but he does have one of his best. Nolan’s script and direction deftly guide a brilliant Hugh Jackman and a mysterious Christian Bale in a thrilling maze of twists and turns that will keep you guessing. 9/10
  • Great movie

    5
    By Ritoloco
    Please put the Spanish idioma
  • a really good film

    3
    By t(h)inker
    By Hollywood standards, this is a good film. I enjoyed it, but for the fantasy Tesla part, because it clashed so much with the attempts at stark realism of the disclosure of what magic really is. The brutality that Christian Bale's character undergoes (mind you I am trying hard to avoid spoilers here, so don't hold semantics against me) just for a trick feels quite real but is juxtaposed with fantasy terror experienced by Jackman's character, and this fantasy horror element steers the film into the realm of trick hypothetical moral dilemmas, which in the end lessens its impact. It simply became the kind of a trick on the audience it was intended to be critical of. Anything to awe them. In the end it failed to fully engage with the questions it raised, so the questions themselves became a kind of a look at me! exclamation. It is an enjoyable, well crafted film. But, I really wish the character development for Jackman's part involved a more realistic villainy, so as not to turn this into a steampunk cliche. Essentially, it is a dark fairy tale. Entertainment with fantasy elements and a dark twist. Could have been much more.
  • Legitimately Amazing

    5
    By derek_5150
    Not uplifting, cheerful, colorful, happy, or easily watchable, but one of my favorite movies ever.
  • The best movie about magic

    5
    By hucklebaryfinn
    This is by far one of Christopher Nolan’s best films besides the dark knight and interstellar. This is also the best movie about magicians probably ever. Even though this movie was a little dark and sometimes confusing it still shines with great acting and amazing dialogue. Nolan does a super job with making this movie, that almost everyone thought was going to be a boring one, the opposite of boring. This movie was filled with great acting, music, and dialogue. The entire cast showed all of there acting skills in this movie. This is probably the only movie that will make you say, wow I did not see that coming. This movie also made us question if competition like this could end up in such a mess like this. In the end a great movie to watch if your felling curious and wondering what to watch.
  • BUYER BEWARE

    5
    By GoldenEye07
    The movie itself is pure brilliance, but be warned: The audio is PAINFULLY low. This had nothing to do with my own setup, as other itunes movies sound perfect on my system. This is something on apple's end, and I have contacted them. Again, the movie is fantastic, just be warned you may encounter audio level issues. I thought giving a lower score based solely on Apple's issue would be unfair to Nolan and this great film.
  • Amazing movie

    5
    By Rambo8649
    Amazing movie, perfectly made in every way, enough said.
  • wonderfuull!

    5
    By Honeyjomei
    I can not describe this movie!!
  • Nolan at His Very Best!

    5
    By Emerson Sterner
    I've never seen a film by the great Christoper Nolan that I didn't like. He was best equipped to make the best Batman film series ever, he was best equipped to make one of the most mind-twising thrillers with 'Inception' and let's not forget the what 'Interstellar' brought us. But somewhere inbetween 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight' hids a film that I hadn't even heard of until I looked up Christopher Nolan's filmography and I found a film that was not only one of my directors but was starred some of the best in the business. This was such a joy for me to watch because not only was every scene with Scarlett Johannson eye candy for me, but the story had so many twists and turns that I never saw coming. This is a briliant work and I dare anyone to step forward and say that they saw the end coming!
  • Complex and interesting

    4
    By Bklners
    The Prestige, like most of Nolan’s movies, is excellent. It features an excellent cast, good direction, and dazzling special effects. It feels mysterious and dark, and it is rather confusing, but very coherent. I wouldn’t call it Nolan’s best movie, but it is definitely worth watching.

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