Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Prestige

Is there one movie Christopher Nolan has directed that doesn't blow your mind? Judging by his filmography of impressive thrillers, the obvious answer is no.

Magicians Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) used to be the best of friends. But after a magic trick gone wrong left Angier's wife Julia (Piper Perabo) dead, they are now bitter rivals. Both become obssessed with triumphing the other, which leads to severe injury and ruined reputations.

Wow, Nolan sure as hell knows how to deliver. How does he not have an Oscar yet? Great performances and stunning effects are plentiful. And also possibly the biggest case of mindfuck ever.

My Rating: ****1/2

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