All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
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A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
An ingeniously crafted tale of twists & turns, a fascinating vignette of obsession & jealousy, and an interesting illustration of friendship & rivalry, The Prestige is a magical piece of thrilling cinema by Christopher Nolan which comes with its own set of pledge, turn & prestige moments just like any great magic trick and cleverly manages to take its ordinary premise & turn it into something truly extraordinary.
The Prestige is the story of a friendship that became a rivalry which later turned deadly. The plot concerns two renowned stage magicians in London near the end of the 19th century who engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate illusion but their increasing obsession to best each other's tricks eventually leads them…
Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.
After the disappointment of The Dark Knight Rises I wanted to revisit Nolan at his best. Whilst the film’s narrative structure is fragmented, much like the elusive puzzle at the heart of the story, it is deftly plotted where each component is revealed to fit neatly together and create a satisfying whole. The brilliance of the film is that it reveals everything to the audience at the very beginning. It tells you exactly how the trick is achieved early on, you just need to be paying attention. Yet, despite knowing how every twist and turn will play out the film still rewards repeated viewings which is very rare for this type of film. The twists are never cheap, they are…
Human nature is as destructive as it is constructive. We have the power and knowledge to build impressive constructions, invent machinery and technology that greatly alleviate our lives and can prove extremely beneficent for future generations. We are capable of love, we form families, have children. Everything is at our disposal, thanks to our ingenuity and love we have the opportunity to live in harmony. Yet we crave for more. We feel misunderstood, betrayed, we become cocky, blinded by desire and ambition, greed nests in our brains and hatred in our hearts. We hurt everyone around us, push away our dearest, turn our backs on anyone we ever cared for, we destroy and sacrifice everything that we so compassionately created…
"Are you watching closely?" - Alfred Borden
Yeah...so, this is the film that had me all the way. It's sublime. It's one of the most intelligent films I've ever seen. It's got my mind working in over-drive. I'm over-heating. I can't say anything at all about this to people who haven't seen it, so I'll just babble on critically...
Everyone, and I mean everyone, is at the top of their game here. Particularly Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Their roles as hero and villain, protagonist and antagonist are constantly shifting between them, as they're both as equally flawed as one another. At first, they both look like they're horrifically uncomfortable in their roles with their foreign accents, but it doesn't…
Part one of Preparing (As much as Humanly Possible) For Interstellar
Ah, The Prestige. Such a magic trick, such a brilliant concept, such beautiful execution, such rich cinematography, such immaculate performances; the entire film is an example of Christopher Nolan as a magician. As a storyteller. As a master of the medium. And as one of the finest directors of the modern generation.
It might be my favorite of Nolan's work, and while that might change as I work through his filmography in anticipation for Interstellar, one fact that will never change is that The Prestige is incredible. Masterfully combining fantastical, dramatic, and surrealistic touches; Christopher Nolan weaves this biting little tale with such operatic grandeur that you want to…
I wasn't expecting that.
Nicely done twists.
hard to imagine that a movie about illusionists and magic tricks can seem even better watching it the second time when you already know all the twists, reveals and...magic tricks, but that's exactly what
"The Prestige" felt like.
This was an amazing film and I have never seen any of Christopher Nolans other films but watching this one wants to make me watch more. I thought it was going to be about something totally different but the story formula was great and I could follow along almost all the way through except for sometimes it would get confusing. I really liked the choice of stars that were in this film and they could play the roles really well. I really enjoyed the dark setting and nature in the film because they made it fit into the genre.
In The Prestige, we watch as two 19th Century Magicians outsmart, outwit, and get revenge on each other over and over. It begins with Angier (left) on stage performing an underwater rope tied escape magic trick. A volunteer is needed, and Borden gets chosen to help. Borden then ties the wrong knot, and causes Angier's Wife (assistant in magic show) to drown. After this incident, Angier and Borden were sworn enemies, and repeatedly got revenge on each other by sabotaging the others tricks. Borden comes out with a new trick. Transported Man. Angier gets obsessed over finding out the secret to the trick, and when he does, he improves it, so Borden tries to learn the improved version.
A fantastic layered puzzle movie. The key puzzle of the plot is incredibly obvious, and yet it managed to fool me. There's also a thematic layer to the puzzle, however - a sort of hall of mirrors of all of the parallels and contrasts between the characters. The central two figures have doubles, but they also double each other, and then there wives, assistants, Nikola Tesla, all add to the complexity, giving the viewer plenty to think about after they're done with the main reveal. Good performances and Nolan's crisp aesthetic round out a great film.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
it consists of two magicians, Alfred Border and Robert Angier. The two of them battle it out in the ultimate illusion, it began to become a ‘competition’ to become a better magical then the other. To see who can put on a better illusion, to fooled and entertain the audience. Angier’s wife Julie had been part of his illusion but sadly, died while drowning in the water tank on stage. She was incapable of untiring the knot that Borden had tied. I was indeed very entertained while watching this film, it started off a bit confusing – if missing one little detail captured within the film, it can honestly make you feel loss. Especially if the type of audience watching…
This movie was quite "magical". It was a thriller that kept me at the edge of my seat as I watched the story unfold. Its visuals, stunning as they were, portrayed this very mystical feel to their environment.
What really hit me however, were the film's characters. They flushed out the personalities of each character presented, especially Angier and Borden. Overall, if you're looking to be amazed, or are interested in the magical arts, this film would be for you.
I have watched this movie multiple times this year and it continues to be my favorite movie of all time.
Sentence: This has to be my shortest review ever.
how the two magician ruining their own life because of competition .lot of twists and turns.
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!