Tuesday, 21 November 2006

The Prestige

Over the weekend I went to see The Prestige. Christopher Nolan directs Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as two rival magicians in late 19th Century London.

After the disaster that was Velvet Goldmine, Bale has shown himself to be perhaps the best actor of his generation and he puts in another top drawer performance here. Jackman too is solid, as is Michael Caine.

There are a few twists and turns and you can argue about the merits of a couple of them, certainly. But as far as I’m concerned they all made sense and nothing sits out of place. Over the two hours plus running time, The Prestige never once failed to hold my attention.

It’s hard to tell, from his accent, if David Bowie is from Aberdeen or Azerbaijan but that’s only a minor quibble.

So far, for me, Nolan has yet to make a bad film, and I hope that continues.


nicolaandherhorse said...

How many Tom stars does it get?

Tom said...

It probably takes 4 Tom stars with it back home to Hollywood.