The Prestige (2006) 4.5*

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are friends and partners in magic until a show when Robert’s wife dies performing a trick. Robert blames Alfred and they become rivals. From then on, Robert obsesses over trying to figure out all of Alfred’s tricks and making his own tricks better. Until one of them comes up with the ultimate trick.

Alfred comes up with a new trick and Robert is convinced that it is true magic. So Robert has to go to the only person who can make him a better trick: Tesla. Tesla is a genius of electricity and Robert asks him to make a machine that will perform real magic. Tesla works for a long time until the machine is ready. Robert shows his crowd the trick and they are all astounded at the results.

The Prestige is a great movie. It has a great plot, a great cast, and a great soundtrack. It’s also full of mystery and suspense.

I don’t have much else to say about the movie. I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend that you see it.

Drew A. 

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