Rough Magic


Time Out says

A cack-handed venture into Romancing the Stone territory (from the James Hadley Chase novel Miss Shumway Waves a Wand), miscast, racist, old-fashioned, and all in all not much fun. Nice scenery, though. As a magician's assistant who takes off for Mexico to consult a shamen, Fonda lacks the charisma to hold this ramshackle lark together, while Peploe's duff special effects aren't exactly magical. The funniest sequence is also the most offensive: a comic-relief Mexican heavy is transformed into a fat sausage, and promptly eaten by a dog. Oh yes, and Bridget lays an egg.


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

Clare Peploe
Paul Alexander, Clare Peploe, Robert Mundy, William Brookfield
Bridget Fonda
Russell Crowe
Jim Broadbent
DW Moffet
Paul Rodriguez
Euva Anderson
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