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Magic [Blu-ray]

  • R
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A screen adaptation of William Goldman's chilling novel of a ventriloquist's dummy that takes over his master's life. Ventriloquist Corky Fats finally gets the chance to make it big when his agent offers him a lucrative television deal. But Corky turns him down. Choosing instead to return to his boyhood home in the Catskills. There he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart, and meets her jealous husband. But things take a wicked turn when Corky's demonic dummy gets into the act. Soon its hard to tell who's the puppet and who's pulling the strings.
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  • Credits
    Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Hopkines, Anthony Hopkins
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[An] absorbing character study....An extraordinary performance by Anthony Hopkins....Attenborough, who is noted for his work with actors, again displays a flair for eliciting strong performances..."
    Variety

    "[T]here is some first-rate scenery chewing going on, particularly from Burgess Meredith..."
    New York Times

    "[Hopkins'] dextrous timing and Richard Attenborough's crafty direction make us wonder if the sleight of hand is something more ghoulish..." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film succeeds as a haunting character study thanks to Hopkins' uncompromising lead."
    Total Film

    5 stars out of 5 -- "A gorgeously-shot film with Hopkins rising to a marvellous pitch of insanity by the end."
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