The Prestige

The Prestige

DVD - 2007
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Set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London. Two magicians share an intense rivalry with each other and leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy. The rivalry is so intense that is will be full of obsession, deceit and jealousy, with both dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that Robert angier and Alfred Bordon first met, the two were competitors. However, their once friendly competition evolves into battle for each others trade secrets.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Great movie, I saw it young so i didn't really understand it so you could only imagine how much better it was when i saw it later.Then i saw it like a million more times because its such a good movie. Would definitely recommend this.

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patch666
Sep 23, 2017

great movie !! great acting !!! Bowie !!!!! Piper Perabo !!!!!

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BaleHead
Sep 02, 2017

One of my favourite Christopher Nolan films. Watching it over and over again you always pick up something you missed before. I love discussing all the possible theories about the film's plot. The whole cast all deliver exceptional performances. Amazes me that the film is one big magic trick! Abracadabra!

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greatflicks
Apr 30, 2017

Great movie with lots of intrigue and surprises. Highly recommended and when I say highly recommended that means it is a must see. Believe me you will not be disappointed.

It was a very intriguing movie, but the morals of the characters were gone. Not recommended.

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mMat
Jan 09, 2017


"Mon Dieu, c’est plein d’étoiles"

. . . {Смеяться вслух} . . .

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akirakato
Sep 19, 2016

This is a 2006 mystery thriller directed by Christopher Nolan, based on Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy Award-winning novel of the same name.
The story focuses on Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, rival stage magicians in London at the end of the 19th century.
Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results.
It is simply a fantasy and you will be fooled for sure.

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kennym321
Sep 05, 2016

"The Prestige" is my favorite movie of all-time, and it will probably always be! I am a sucker for twist endings, and this one can definitely send you down the rabbit hole. However, what makes this movie so amazing is all of the themes one can find running through the movie. There's obsession, living your act, pursuit of perfection, greatness at the cost of your private life. The acting and dialogue are both top-notch. I definitely recommend this movie!

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SunnyDTang
Apr 20, 2016

Very interesting movie. Although it has a more darker tone, I surprisingly enjoyed it. In the end, all the loose ends were tied up, much like a good Stephen King novel.

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macrw3
Oct 05, 2015

Good acting. Complicated storyline. The ending had a twist, but unfortunately by then I didn't care. I rarely like movies when the characters are SO unlikeable. The violence and morbid nature of it all left a bad taste. No satisfying ending here.

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jandt_mcmurray
Aug 18, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: death (accidental, purposeful, execution)

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jandt_mcmurray
Aug 18, 2017

Sexual Content: magician's assistant that has relationships w/both magicians

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jandt_mcmurray
Aug 18, 2017

Violence: danger associated w/extreme magics involving people

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jandt_mcmurray
Aug 18, 2017

Coarse Language: some profanity

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JihadiConservative
May 13, 2014

Sexual Content: Affairs, cleavage, implied sex(quite a bit) And some other stuff

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JihadiConservative
May 13, 2014

Violence: Fingers are blown off. Gunshots, some blood, hangings, several drowning, and lots of revenge.

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JihadiConservative
May 13, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: the whole movie is intense.

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JihadiConservative
May 13, 2014

Coarse Language: Not much.

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bdls206
Aug 26, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

nadian Jan 27, 2008

Violence: some disturbing scenes

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Monolith
Feb 02, 2013

Robert Angier: "This is his diary, Olivia... All of his secrets are right here in my hands!" Olivia Wenscombe: "It won't bring your wife back." Robert Angier: "I don't care about my wife! I care about his secret!"

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Hotel Manager: I thought they might work for the government.
Robert Angier: No?
Hotel Manager: Worse. They work for Thomas Edison.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Robert Angier: I never thought I'd find an answer at the bottom of a pint glass.
Cutter: Hasn't stopped you looking, has it?

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Ween_David
Sep 15, 2010

Now you're all looking for the secret, but you won't find it. Because after all, you're not really looking. You don't really want to know... You want to be fooled.

nadian Jan 27, 2008

Are you watching closely?

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jandt_mcmurray
Aug 18, 2017

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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JihadiConservative
May 13, 2014

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

nadian Jan 27, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

The rivalry between two magicians is exacerbated when one of them performs the ultimate illusion.

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