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A.k.a.
The Illusionist
Year
2010
Runtime
80 min.
Director
Sylvain Chomet
Genres
Drama, Animation
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
24,149
Checks
5,993
Favs
510
Dislikes
42
Favs/checks
8.5% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. chunkylefunga's avatar

    chunkylefunga

    Depressing. 3 years 11 months ago
  2. crazy_bitch's avatar

    crazy_bitch

    Good animation, but otherwise rubbish. Just as bad as all the other Tati films. 4 months 3 weeks ago
  3. The_Comatorium's avatar

    The_Comatorium

    No, this is not the one with Edward Norton. This is the film that was nominated by the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010. The director happened to make one of my favorite animated films ever “The Triplets of Bellville”. The story follows a magician trying to make money hits the road to Scotland where he meets a young woman who follows him on his journey. I honestly didn’t get sucked into the story on this one. The animation and beautiful score are what made the film enjoyable to me. The various illusions and magic tricks that the magician does were pretty mesmerizing. The night scenes in streetlight backed streets of Scotland were gorgeously done. The score was engaging and just fit the scenery so well. Chomet and his animation team really know how to use colors and music together to create an immerse film. Like “Bellville”, the film doesn’t have much dialogue so the animation has to pick up the slack. It does. It certainly does.

    The story just didn’t do it for me. The magical settings painted in the beginning of the film just sort of floated away by the films end. It got really sad and depressing. I understood the theme of the film but that kind of mood switch threw me for a bit of a loop. I wanted to stay in the happy place. Besides that it’s an excellent animated film and proof that Sylvain Chomet and his team are one of the top animation teams in the business. It isn’t just Pixar.
    4 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #38 in 100 Animated Feature Films (BFI Screen Guides)
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