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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. »


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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The Illusionist is rated PG-13: for some sexuality and violence.

Cast: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel
Studio: 2006 Twentieth Century Fox

Detailed Review

All is not as it appears as illusions, trickery and even deceased spirits take center stage in the movie The Illusionist.

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Why Is The Illusionist Rated PG-13?

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