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The Wizard

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Todd Holland

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Plot Summary

Fred Savage stars in this warm-hearted family adventure that features the excitement and thrills of video game competition. Corey (Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and gets the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the video game championships in California. Co-starring Beau Bridges and Christian Slater, it's an inside look at the world of video gamers that will have you cheering the whole way!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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26%
  • Reviews Counted: 19
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 14
  • Average Rating: 4.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Video-addicted kids may well find this exciting, but for anyone old enough to stay out later than 9 P.M. it's a distinct bore. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Mar 12, 2010

Rotten: Hollywood hucksters, zap them, have borrowed from Japanese game-pushers in this shameless attempt to sucker America's children. – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Mar 12, 2010

Rotten: It was only after the three kids arrived safely at the championships that I began to question the ethics of the film, which is, among other things, a thinly disguised commercial for Nintendo video games and the Universal studio tour. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Memories...

It almost makes me cry because the classics were the best. I loved those times. The 1980's were the best years of my childhood. End of conversation.

Awesome!

This movie is a classic! I remember watching this movie as a kid and I had to buy it! A must have!

The Wizard

Awesome movie! Now if only they had the soundtrack...

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1989

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