The Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG)

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Aug 10 2010

Following a welcome return to his bug-eyed heyday in ‘Bad Lieutenant’, Nicolas Cage again goes for the big-bucks jackpot of the family movie with ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’, reuniting with ‘National Treasure’ director Jon Turteltaub for a breezily entertaining but forgettable magical romp. Cage plays Balthazar Blake, a mage locked in a long war of wills with sleazy, power-hungry warlock Horvath (Alfred Molina), until the appearance of bumbling student physicist and natural magician Dave (Jay Baruchel) threatens to tip the balance. Cue training montages, wacky mop-based mishaps and deafening plasma-bolt battles on New York’s streets.
With Cage playing it relatively straight and serious, the show is stolen by moustache-twirling Molina and his David Copperfield-inspired acolyte Drake, essayed with oily glee by Toby Kebbell. But with Baruchel’s likeable lead turn hamstrung by a disastrous romantic subplot, some distinctly non-special effects and a script loaded with blunt expository dialogue, the film casts a superficial and short-lived spell.
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Rated:

PG

UK release:

Fri Aug 13, 2010

Duration:

109 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Jon Turteltaub

Screenwriter:

Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard

Cast:

Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel

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Film Addict

This is only the 4th time in 6 years i've rated a film 5 stars. Excellent storyline, plenty of action, romance, and humour, the characters were excellent & loved the music - ticked all the boxes for me

Film Addict

This is only the 4th time in 6 years i've rated a film 5 stars. Excellent storyline, plenty of action, romance, and humour, the characters were excellent & loved the music - ticked all the boxes for me

scrumpyjack

Shame. another enjoyable family film (along with The Karate Kid & Knight & Day) given a miserable review. Look, It aint no life changer, but it is a 6/10 - despite a flat ending. and 6/10 translates to 3 stars - good summerhols family viewing. Why, T.O, do you not try watching this type of good natured flim-flam in a public screening? you MAY see its "worth" then.

scrumpyjack

Shame. another enjoyable family film (along with The Karate Kid & Knight & Day) given a miserable review. Look, It aint no life changer, but it is a 6/10 - despite a flat ending. and 6/10 translates to 3 stars - good summerhols family viewing. Why, T.O, do you not try watching this type of good natured flim-flam in a public screening? you MAY see its "worth" then.