Sunday, August 20, 2006
True to it's title, The Illusionst is a story where nothing is as it appears. The reveal is the best scene in the film. Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti and Jessica Biel lead us on a story of intrigue and love, with a splash of politics (just enough to provide motivation) in the early 1900's in Vienna. Norton is the illusionist, and Giamatti is the investigator, in this excellent cat and mouse story. The acting, cinematography and editing are outstanding. I saw this in a sold out theater, and the audience applauded at the end! Well deserved.