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The Prestige

8.52 h 5 min2006X-Ray12
Set in late 19th century London, this mysterious story of two men is full of twists and turns. From the time they meet as young magicians, Robert and Alfred are friendly competitors. But this evolves into bitter rivalry, making them life-long enemies and jeopardizing the lives of those around them.
Christopher Nolan
Christian BalePiper PeraboScarlett Johansson
Science FictionDramaSuspense
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Supporting actors
Hugh JackmanMichael CaineDavid Bowie
Warner Bros.
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4.5 out of 5 stars

3820 global ratings

  1. 68% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Abul KalamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 June 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
surprisingly bad
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The actors are great and so is the setting, its starts off really slow the first 20 minutes feel like 40. But then it picks up, the story is told in parts so something will happen and then they will revile how that part of the plot happened. However in all the jumping back and forth in the story, crucial elements are left out and the story makes less and less sense as loyalties change and you are not sure why some sub characters betray the main ones. Also the double twist just really does not work for me it feels like a coupe out. It is disappointing  
9 people found this helpful
Rupert GarciaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 June 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I've tried twice now, but I can't stand this film. The acting is horrible - "orl rite guvna" and "ows yer farva" - stilted and just unbelievably terrible. Christopher Priest is a good writer, but they moided dis ta def, me ol' sun. Unwatchable.
10 people found this helpful
Jerry GreenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
time goes by but human nature will never change ...
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As in headline if you are a producer , writer , story teller -> if you can show human nature to poeople in right way you get masterpiece of movie. Add to that a bit of magic, mystic, history ( Tesla ), very very very good cast ( Scarlett Johansson and all ) people will get lost like me. Got hypnotised by this movie, and even now thinking about all of this _> and BAD human nature. Man will do anything to go one more step in front of another man. MUST be better, must steal his trick, must find out on how does he do it!!! Finally someone get killed but... they don't stop, they push just one little step to be ahead , even if stack is as high as human live . . . on every performance. Not without reason at the beginning of this movie they show magician killing a little bird for sake of good trick and say "I'm getting my hands dirty" ( and you add "with blood" )No, they don't stop, ohhh what a movie. And the best part ??? - It really could happen, there is no going "too much" in terms of human bad nature. This movie for some reason brings to my mind GLADIATOR, simiIiar in emptions, good/bad character, beautifull woman, yes similiar. Now, I'm not going to spoil it, just watch it !
One person found this helpful
Pirin AdventuresReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
the cover doesnt do this film justice
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wow what an amazing film, had my attention all the way through, the end was wonderful. what a prestigious cast of actors, beautifully produced and directed, amazing story line........... I will be thinking about this for ages. THis really deserves 5 stars.
7 people found this helpful
Secret shopperReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 August 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly good
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Admittedly, most Christopher Nolan films I've seen have been pretty good, so when a friend recommended I see this, I figured I had nothing to lose.
The acting is brilliant, both Jackman and Bale give their all as bitter rivals. Michael Caine can just do no wrong, and gives such an authentic perfomance.
My only real gripe about the film is that Scarlett Johansson is seriously under used. But that's it, nothing else to complain about.
The story is clever and draws you in, and it was heart warming to see David Bowie in the role of Tesla.
A film well worth watching and some great twists
14 people found this helpful
J P HarrisonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 May 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very Good But No Subtitles
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The Prestige is a really good film, let down by Amazon's lack of subtitles. I never give away plot and denouement, however to paraphrase the IMDB: following a tragic accident, two stage magicians battle to create the ultimate illusion and destroy everything they have in order to win. "The Prestige" is the sort of magical meta-cinema movie that director Christopher Nolan does well. And it's suitable for the family, even for tutting aunts and grandparents.

Sumptuous locations, costumes, and photography all combine for a real work of art. The writing, direction, and the acting, are all superb. Christopher Bale as usual turns in a memorable performance; we British shouldn't complain about his character or his accent. Michael Caine and Jugh Jackman never disappoint us, and the supporting cast is solid (flawless). Still, if you can't hear the movie then you can't rate it properly; Amazon gets an average score this time.

The Prestige entertains and intrigues with its sub-plots, twists and reveals. I recommend you watch it, if you can hear it, and that is my only problem with this film and with Amazon: not enough subtitles. Amazon needs to put more effort into subtitling for the hard of hearing. Those most affected by these failures are the people who can't hear. Movie and TV sound jump between clear speech and diction, to mumbled; from loud to whispers. Unfortunately for some audiences, actors will mumble when they're not on stage in a theatre. And like so many streaming services and retailers, the Amazon audience suffers from a paucity of subtitles which would include more of them. Subtitles would complete the experience and comprehension, and the enjoyment they pay for.

Some would say that the world is made for able and healthy people; it's made for those who can see and hear perfectly. It really is not and it shouldn't be.
T CReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 July 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Victorian magical Batman vs wizardly Wolverine and whose side is the Black Widow on?
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No spoilers.
Ok the headline refers to other characters that Bale, Jackman and Johansson have played (Rebecca Hall has also shown up in a superhero film but I digress). I've watched this several times and enjoyed the back and forth between Victorian characters and time periods (the latter a strength of Nolan). Michael Caine adds gravitas and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla has to be worth the price of admission alone.
3 people found this helpful
Mason - Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
This film is in itself, a magic trick.
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I don't think I've been engrossed in a film until the end like I was with this film for a very long time.

Awesome cast, very well directed, epic performance all around. very well worth my time.
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