The Prestige Review

Ankur Sengupta
  • 4.5/5

Chris Nolan, Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale are back at it again.The film is based upon a novel by Christopher Priest, which goes by the same name. The movie shows how an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth can ultimately have dire consequences and revenge never pays of.

Hugh Jackman (Robert Angier) and Christian Bale (Alfred Bordenstart) out as assistants to a petty magician and eventually become adversaries when Alfred accidentally causes the death of Hugh's wife during a magic trick.

Alfred decides to part ways but soon put out of business by Angier. The two then get involved in a never ending battle, with each hell bent on ruining the other's performance.

Michael Caine puts up a comprehensive performance, complementing Hugh very well throughout the movie as his devoted assistant. The Prestige is truly mesmerizing and is one of Nolan's best.