Parents' Guide to

The Prestige

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Rival magicians battle in smart, dark period tale.

Movie PG-13 2006 135 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 10+

The Prestige: Rival Magicians

(written by my 9yo son) This movie is interesting because it teachers you really advanced tricks. It shows you tricks that look impossible. It talks about dangerous magic tricks going wrong. Some parts with fatal tricks might scare kids. A drowning scene is shown several times. Also, there is some making out. It has Nicolas Tesla in it. He makes tricks that are literally impossible involving cloning.
age 11+

Complex, brilliant, usual Chris Nolan. Bale and Jackman are great as well.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (55 ):

Christopher Nolan's movie is a smart, intriguing tale of deceit and obsession. The Prestige (based on the novel by Christopher Priest) invites viewers to participate -- or at least to be aware of their participation -- in its storytelling. The film offers a series of tricks as connected pleasures; but they have less to do with plot twists (which are sometimes obvious) than details of character and performance.

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