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The Prestige

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Christopher Nolan

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Plot Summary

Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in The Prestige, the twisting, turning story that, like all great magic tricks, stays with you. Two young, passionate magicians, Robert Angier (Jackman), a charismatic showman, and Alfred Borden (Bale), a gifted illusionist, are friends and partners until one fateful night when their biggest trick goes terribly wrong. Now the bitterest of enemies, they will stop at nothing to learn each other’s secrets. As their rivalry escalates into a total obsession full of deceit and sabotage, they risk everything to become the greatest magician of all time. But nothing is as it seems, so watch closely. And be prepared to watch it again and again.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 188
  • Fresh: 142
  • Rotten: 46
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: For all the film's murky misdirections, it is very enjoyable. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The Prestige is wonderfully engrossing, darkly mysterious and entertaining from start to finish. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Sep 1, 2007

Rotten: The Prestige is a trick box with too many false bottoms. – Stephanie Zacharek,, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's quite a movie -- atmospheric, obsessive, almost satanic. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Words can't describe perfection.

To every single one of the people involved in making this film, I have only one thing to say, and that is you are BRILLIANT!!! First of all, the acting is amazing. Hugh, Scarlett, and Christian all pulled a perfect performance as well as every other actor. Believable? Nothing compares... Then I can't even begin to describe the fantastic plot. The beginning is really confusing, but every scene provides a piece of the puzzle. It's incredible! I felt like I got a two for one: a great movie, and a mystery to solve. Finally, the setting and special effects just make the whole movie crisp and complete. Brilliant. So, if you love mysteries, great acting, action, a fantastic plot, amazing special effects, and an overall perfect movie, you have have HAVE to get this movie. If you don't, you're either... A) crazy or B) an alien. But, I honestly don't care, so buy this movie anyway and dare try an tell me that it's bad.

Like Nothing You've Ever Seen, or Haven't Seen

Stir up the best parts of Inside Man, The Usual Suspects, and The Illusionist. What do you get exactly? If you're lucky, you get something close to The Prestige. The Prestige is hands down Nolans best work to date (Yes, that includes Batman Begins). If the allstar cast of Jackman, Bale, Caine, Bowie, Perabo, and Johansson isn't enough, The story is exellent and unique. The Short Version: Two Magician Friends (Jackman and Bale) become rivals after A mishap between Bale and Jackman's Wife (Perabo). They use people surrounding them (Caine, Johansson, and Bowie) to discover each others secrets and methods of magic. Pros: - Casting in this film is very well done - There are no irrelivant parts - It is not too long or too short (length wise) - Story is Unique and is well written Cons: - Audio Problems with some scenes - Confusing at parts


This movie is amazing and thriling. I loved this movie, and im only 12 years old! The storyline is so brilliant and accurate! Thank you itunes for putting this movie on!

The Prestige
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2006

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