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2.7
1,415 Ratings

Magic in the Moonlight

Directed by Woody Allen
United States, France, 2014
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

In the 1920s, magician Stanley (Colin Firth) enjoys widespread acclaim as a Chinese conjurer, his stage persona. At the behest of his friend, Stanley travels to the Côte d’Azur to expose a medium named Sophie (Emma Stone). But Stanley is left surprised by evidence that Sophie’s gifts may be real.

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Magic in the Moonlight Directed by Woody Allen
Magic in the Moonlight is talky, lacking in truly standout scenes and could’ve used another rewrite – but Woody Allen has figured out something important: hire good actors, let them do their thing, give them literate lines to speak and a strong central premise to focus their energy, and you’ve got yourself a civilised entertainment.
September 01, 2014
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Stone doesn’t overdo anything — she’s daffy and cunning. You don’t know whether she’s running a con. Actually, yes you do. You just don’t care. But the movie runs out of ideas for her character. Sophie and Stanley appear to be in a belief-oriented arm-wrestling match that you want her to win. But her character gets dumber and dumber the further from her gift she gets.
August 19, 2014
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…One such revelatory performance is that of Emma Stone in Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight.” It’s a star-making performance in the exemplary sense: it reveals the essence of movie stardom and, in doing so, lends the movie greater substance and emotional power than the story alone summon.
August 14, 2014
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