Magic

"Very Good"

Magic Review


The work of early Anthony Hopkins is always worth a gamble, and Magic is easily one of his quirkiest films. Hopkins plays a magician/puppeteer, and any time a ventriloquist's dummy makes it into a picture, trouble can't be far behind. The trouble here begins when, inexplicably, Corky (Hopkins) is about to hit the big time, but flees town when he's told he has to take a physical exam. He ends up shacking up with old girlfriend Peggy Ann (Ann-Margret), and then the body count starts rising as dummy "Fats" gets jealous. Script by William Goldman, direction by Richard Attenborough. Odd combo, but it's creepy and generally works. And to think, Attendborough's next film would be Gandhi.


Magic

Facts and Figures

Run time: 107 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 8th November 1978

Production compaines: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Fresh: 15 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer: Joseph E. Levine, Richard P. Levine

Starring: as Corky Withers / Fats (Voice), as Peggy Ann Snow, as Ben Greene, as Duke, E.J. André as Merlin, Jerry Houser as Cab Driver, as Todson, Lillian Randolph as Sadie

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