March 24, 2010

The Prestige

Title: The Prestige
Year: 2006
Length: 130 minutes
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan; based on the novel by Christopher Priest
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie
Music: David Julyan
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction; currently #73 on IMDb's Top 250

My reaction
Synopsis: a stage magician rivalry ends in murder
How I saw it: on video a couple times, most recently (rented from Netflix) yesterday
Concept: Great.
Story: Great.
Characters: Good.
Dialog: Great.
Pacing: Great.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Great.
Acting: Good.
Music: Indifferent.
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great). Completely engrossing - even more so after you know the ending.
Objective Rating: 3.4/4 (Very good).

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