The Magus


Time Out says

A starry cast and flashily glossy location photography can't disguise the fact that this version of John Fowles' novel (from a screenplay by the author himself) is a muddled disaster. The rather silly, semi-mystical tale of humans on a Greek island being manipulated by Quinn's mysterious Doctor Conchis may have worked well enough in print, but on film (and only about half of the book is actually used) it seems pretentious, insubstantial, and sometimes barely comprehensible.

By: GA


Release details

116 mins

Cast and crew

Guy Green
John Fowles
Michael Caine
Anthony Quinn
Candice Bergen
Anna Karina
Paul Stassino
Julian Glover
Takis Emmanuel
Corin Redgrave
Roger Lloyd Pack
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