Magic

Film, Horror

Time Out says

A hammed-up version of the old chestnut about the ventriloquist who is 'taken over' by his dummy, clumsily adapted by William Goldman from his own novel and infinitely better done in The Great Gabbo and Dead of Night. Hopkins starts over the top and soars even higher. Ann-Margret is wasted, and only Burgess Meredith (as the ventriloquist's ill-fated agent) comes out of the farrago with any honours. This is not a genre that suits Attenborough's 'epic' approach to movie-making.

Details

Release details

Duration:
107 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Richard Attenborough
Screenwriter:
William Goldman
Cast:
Anthony Hopkins
Ann-Margret
Burgess Meredith
Ed Lauter
Jerry Houser
David Ogden Stiers