Magic in the Moonlight


Magic in the Moonlight
Houdini was not the only magician to challenge the spiritualists. Around the same time, in England, an Englishman performing as the Chinese Wei Ling Soo had a similar sideline. Persuaded by a friend, the magician goes on a mission to the Côte d'Azur mansion of a wealthy family. He presents himself as a businessman in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant who is staying there with her mother. The woman soon has two men, including the magician, persuing her. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling.

98 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Drug abuse).
Comedy, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

She
She's quite an act!

Credits

Cast
Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver
Director
Woody Allen
ScreenplayWoody Allen
CinematographyDarius Khondji
EditingAlisa Lepselter
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byDippermouth, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions, Ske-Dat-De-Dat Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout
Runtime97
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
0
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconSagte betowering in dié ligte fliek.
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconAllen's pale imitation.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconWhile I would like nothing more than to declare his 2014 entry, Magic in the Moonlight, to be the next Woody Allen masterpiece, the truth is that it's just another unmemorable motion picture for which it's difficult to remember the broad brush strokes, not to mention the details, once the house lights have come on.
13
Metacritic.com
40 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
133 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile far from a failure, Magic in the Moonlight is too slight to stand with Woody Allen's finest work.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconMostly mild 1920s-set Woody Allen comedy has charisma.
10

What the People say

Internet
4327 Netizens quote iconPleasantly delightful... or delightfully pleasant
14

Average .. 54%

11

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