There is no escape.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan
|Screenplay||Tony Grisoni, Brian Ward|
|Produced by||Australian Film Finance Corporation, Myriad Pictures, BBC Films, Zephyr Films, Macgowan Films, Cinemakers, Film France|
|Language||Mild and infrequent|
|Violence||Mild and infrequent|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Rebekah Kendal Terrific performances by all of the leads, sumptuous cinematography, adept direction and a few very funny lines ensure that the experience is riveting.
Peter Feldman The film, anchored by an unexpectedly charismatic performance from Pearce, is a bold costume drama with an eye for detail and atmosphere. Throughout, Armstrong manages to weave together elements of trickery, magic, guilt and love in an enjoyable and breezy romp.
Ivan Sadler Given the subject matter and capable cast I expected something spectacular, but merely got an adequate couple of hours of entertainment.
Jason Anderson Largely devoid of the flair and cunning that any movie about magic needs, Death Defying Acts comes off as a poor relation to The Prestige and The Illusionist.
What the People say
Average .. 53%