When famous escape artist Harry Houdini (Guy Pearce) arrives in Edinburgh and offers a $10,000 reward to anyone who can contact his mother from beyond the grave, a beautiful but deceptive psychic (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and her young ‘sidekick’ daughter (Saoirse Ronan) take the challenge. As Houdini spends time with this mysterious woman, he is beguiled by her charms, and what begins as a con evolves into a far more complicated and dangerous affair. The film is written by Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward and directed by award-winning director Gillian Armstrong.

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42% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 5/10
  • Fresh 16
  • Rotten 22

Critics Consensus: Pretty but dull, with unconvincing turns from Zeta-Jones and Pearce. If you want a period magician movie, seek out The Prestige or The Illusionist instead.

Information

Studio
The Weinstein Company
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2007 Film Finance Corporation Australia Limited Limited, British Broadcasting Corporation, the UK Film Council, the New South Wales Film and Television Office, Macgowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films Pty Ltd and Zephyr Films Houdini Limited

Languages

Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (United States)

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