The Illusionist parents guide

The Illusionist

Overall C+

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).

Release date August 17, 2006

Violence C-
Sexual Content C
Profanity B+
Substance Use C+

Why is The Illusionist rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Illusionist PG-13 for some sexuality and violence.

Run Time: 110 minutes

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The Illusionist
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Illusionist rated PG-13? The Illusionist is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some sexuality and violence.

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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The Illusionist
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Sexually suggestive scenes.
Alberta PG Mature Themes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
Ontario PG Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec G Not recommended for young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "The Illusionist"

Cast and Crew

The Illusionist is directed by and stars Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Illusionist movie is January 9, 2007. Here are some details…

Making an appearance on DVD (in either wide or full screen presentations), The Illusionist comes with the following extras up its sleeve: a commentary by writer/director Neil Burger, a making-of featurette, the theatrical trailer, and an interview with actress Jessica Biel. The audio track is available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

The Illusionist is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray June 8, 2010.

The Illusionist releases as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Special features include:

- Blu-ray Disc (The Illusionist in High Definition)

- DVD (The Illusionist in Standard Definition)

-  Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Neil Burger

- Featurette: The Making of The Illusionist and Jessica Biel on The Illusionist.

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