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The Illusionist (2010)

In this French animation, an aging magician (Jean-Claude Donda) finds his future becoming more uncertain as audiences lose interest in his act. Then he meets a young fan named Alice (Eilidh Rankin), who may bring new direction to his life. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2010
Video Release: 10 May 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

The Illusionist (2010) is rated PG: for thematic elements and smoking.

Director: Sylvain Chomet
Cast: Jean-Claude Donda, Edith Rankin, Didier Gustin
Studio: 2010 Sony Pictures Classics
Website: Official site for The Illusionist (2010).

Detailed Review

The world seems to have lost its magic for a French illusionist (voice by Jean-Claude Donda). Modern audiences are more interested in a rock-n-roll musical group that has the girls… 
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Why Is The Illusionist (2010) Rated PG?

Violence: A character preparing to commit suicide is interrupted. A man yells at his employee.… 
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Talk It Over

How does Alice’s belief in the illusionist change the way he feels about his occupation?… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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