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The Illusionist (2010)

5 Ratings: 2.4
A 2010 movie directed by Sylvain Chomet.

  Opened December 25, 2010 (Limited 12/25) | Runtime:1 hr. 30 min. PG Thematic elements and smoking An aging magician who is barely getting by risks further financial ruin by lavishing gifts on a young fan who believes his tricks are … see full wiki

4 reviews about The Illusionist (2010)
review by . June 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     A good friend of mine claims that two-dimensional animation is a dying breed. Few people are skilled enough to make good, hand-drawn animation anymore. And few artists are still living to tell their tale. You have Miyazaki and then you have the other far inferior, yet still talented Disney animators. Then you have director Sylvain Chomet, whose debut film was the ingeniously satiric and bitingly funny "The Triplets of Belleville". I liked that film a lot, …
review by . May 02, 2011
The Illusionist is no How To Train Your Dragon, and it's definitely no Toy Story 3. However, it is a splendid piece of animation unto itself and a fine addition into the Best Animated Feature category this year. It was a much quieter and much humbler addition into the world of animated film, and it definitely should be respected for that reason. It also has charming, hand-drawn visuals in a world of computer graphics and I think it was very ambitious for it to have little dialogue. The only …
review by . January 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Pure Magic
THE ILLUSIONIST   Written by Jacques Tati   Adapted and Directed by Sylvain Chomet   Voices by Jean-Claude Donda and Eilidh Rankin       The Illusionist (written on a card): Magicians do not exist.       It can’t be easy to be an aging magician, especially one who has to work so tirelessly just to get by.  The title character in French director, Sylvain Chomet’s latest work of pure artistry, THE ILLUSIONIST, …
review by . May 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I absolutely loved Silvain Chomet’s 2003 film, “The Triplets of Belleville,”  so much so that I watched it twice in one evening.  It was such a beautiful mix of unusual animation, humor, creativity and pathos.   So when I heard that Chomet was working on a new film, this one from an unproduced Jacques Tati script, you can imagine my excitement. Sadly, “The Illusionist” is a big disappointment, and the ways it fails highlight what was so special about …
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