Magic Magic

Magic Magic

Magic Magic

Unsettling psychological thriller sees Alicia (Juno Temple) on a disorienting and increasingly panic-stricken trip to the Chilean countryside with her cousin Sarah (Emily Browning), Sarah’s boyfriend, his sister and their unhinged friend Brink (Michael Cera).

"If Alicia could just get some sleep, everything would be all right. As she and her cousin Sarah make their way through rural Chile with Sarah’s boyfriend, his sister, and their strange American friend Brink, Alicia’s insomnia slowly takes control. The difference between what is happening in reality and what is happening in her own mind becomes less and less clear. After she takes a stab at hypnosis to help solve the problem, things only get worse. As her waking nightmare continues, will her “friends” be her salvation or her downfall?" (Sundance Film Festival)

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, sexual violence and coarse language97 minsUSA, Chile
HorrorMysteryThriller
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Variety

Variety

press

Meticulously acted, gorgeously shot and hilariously insightful about the strange, inarticulable ways people can get on one another's nerves.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Silva's skill is allowing us to experience everything through the point of view of his protagonist, although things become tedious in the final reel.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The script unsettles, but never scares, so it doesn't work as a horror film. It's also not a convincing chronicle of deteriorating mental illness.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Functions well as a Chilean twist on Repulsion, becoming one of those rare psychological thrillers that doesn’t skimp on the psychology part.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Meticulously acted, gorgeously shot and hilariously insightful about the strange, inarticulable ways people can get on one another's nerves.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Silva's skill is allowing us to experience everything through the point of view of his protagonist, although things become tedious in the final reel.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The script unsettles, but never scares, so it doesn't work as a horror film. It's also not a convincing chronicle of deteriorating mental illness.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Functions well as a Chilean twist on Repulsion, becoming one of those rare psychological thrillers that doesn’t skimp on the psychology part.

3.0

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