The Illusionist

The Illusionist

The Illusionist

Sylvain Chomet's (The Triplets of Belleville) new animated charmer packed with lively little jokes. Based on an unfilmed script by French comic Jacques Tati, it's the tale of a music hall magician who travels (with truculent white rabbit) from Paris to London to Scotland in pursuit of ever-smaller stages for his one-man show.

2010Rating: PG, Mild themes80 minsUK, France
AnimatedKids & Family
85%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

An enchanting love letter to Jacques Tati.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The Illusionist is both a modest homage to its writer and a melancholy look at a lost world.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An intricate jewel.

5.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

However much it conceals the real-life events that inspired it, it lives and breathes on its own, and as an extension of the mysterious whimsy of Tati.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bittersweet, moving and utterly beautiful: a love letter to cinema and to Scotland.

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

An enchanting love letter to Jacques Tati.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The Illusionist is both a modest homage to its writer and a melancholy look at a lost world.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An intricate jewel.

5.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

However much it conceals the real-life events that inspired it, it lives and breathes on its own, and as an extension of the mysterious whimsy of Tati.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bittersweet, moving and utterly beautiful: a love letter to cinema and to Scotland.

4.0
0

There aren't any user reviews for this movie yet.