Unlock the mysteries of the year's most spellbinding film from the producers of Crash and Sideways! Oscar® nominees Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton lead an all-star cast in this "stunning" film (USA Today) that conjures an exhilarating blend of suspense, romance and mind-bending twists. The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim (Norton) has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). But when Leopold's new fiancée (Jessica Biel) rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession...and suddenly the city's Chief Inspector (Giamatti) finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for his most impressive illusion yet in this "mesmerizing" (Entertainment Weekly) and "beautifully acted" (Good Morning America) film that "teases you until the very end!" (The New York Times).
**Full Screen Feature / Widescreen Feature
**Making of The Illusionist
**Jessica Biel on The Illusionist
Cast & Crew
The line between truth and illusion is blurred so persuasively that for a moment or two, you may even believe that a romantic costume drama could stand up to all those special-effects blockbusters in the dog days of summer.
What (director Neil) Burger and his colleagues have done is to entrance us with a richly acted, beautifully produced story.
Conjures up a world of mystery, romance and suspense.
Norton is a magnetic and mysterious center to the piece, boring his eyes through the screen with his intensity.
The story may be less than credible, but the performances are mostly good, and Giamatti makes an especially strong showing.
A pleasant diversion serious enough to offer a little soul.
Underneath its hocus-pocus is a compelling story, very well told.