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Still shot from the movie: The Illusionist.

The Illusionist

Eisenheim (Ed Norton) is a gifted Illusionist who performs for heads of state. But the magic trick requiring his greatest ingenuity may be keeping secret his romantic inclinations for Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel), a former childhood friend who is now betrothed to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 17 Aug 2006
Video Release: 09 Jan 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Illusionist Rated PG-13?


Eisenheim and Sophie’s childhood romance continues to be objectionable even as adults because of society’s class distinctions. But the gap in their standings doesn’t stop the couple from spending the night together. As his reputation spreads, Eisenheim’s act grows more intense and less entertaining as he seemingly brings spirits back from the dead. A murder, suicide and the prince’s abusive treatment of one character are depicted. Cigars, smoking pipes and drinking are portrayed in several settings.

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