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Desperate Acts of Magic

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Joe Tyler Gold & Tammy Caplan

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About the Movie

Jason is not the magician he wishes he was. Bored with his life as a computer programmer, he dreams of becoming a professional magician. Stacy achieved that dream, only to be spit out by the male-dominated magic establishment, leaving her to fend for herself on the street passing the hat to tourists, and picking pockets. They both have something to prove. The Brotherhood of Magicians Competition gives them one last shot at success. But as the sparks fly between them, will Stacy pull Jason into her life of crime?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 9
  • Fresh: 6
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 5.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The story has a few convolutions too many, but a generous sprinkling of tricks and illusions will appeal to fans of magic. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, May 3, 2013

Fresh: Gold's conventional script is enlivened by engaging performances, authentic tricks and amusing noir-parody touches as it delves into the often unsavory institutional politics of the magic industry. – Justin Chang, Variety, May 15, 2013

Rotten: Tthe actors are better at making coins disappear than emoting, though brassy blond Dillman is as lively as a hat full of rabbits. – Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2013

Fresh: Desperate Acts of Magic is a pleasant little film. – Pete Vonder Haar, Village Voice, Apr 30, 2013

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Customer Reviews

A must for magicians

Great funny movie !

Super Fun

Great fun for magicians and laymen seem to enjoy it too! I think there should be more movies featuring magicians!

Desperate Acts of Magic
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Independent
  • Released: 2013

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