Box Office - 07/13/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Cage, with long hair and a cheeky attitude, dominates the proceedings with a quirky sense of fun and authority, while Baruchel plays his geeky side and generally succeeds. Best of the bunch, though, are the villains, particularly Molina..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/14/2010
"The director, Jon Turteltaub, and his several writers devise some clever set pieces, such as a dragon in a Chinatown parade that starts breathing smoke and fire..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/23/2010
"[Cage] is at his most charismatic...the CGI is spangly fun..."
Empire - 09/01/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "THE CG magic certainly pops and crackles, and offers New York as a fantasy-realm as dragons spit flames in Chinatown and a Chrysler Building eagle takes flight."
Premiere - 11/30/2008
"[The effects] rival that of HARRY POTTER, LORD OF THE RINGS, and every other modern wizard blockbuster."
Inspired by the beloved segment of the Walt Disney classic FANTASIA, THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE moves the setting of the story to modern-day Manhattan, where decidedly average teen Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) hones his magical powers under the tutelage of master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage). Malevolent wizard Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) is determined to claim New York City as his own. And Horvath isn't alone in his diabolical endeavor, because by joining forces with the sinister sorcerer, pop illusionist Drake Stone (Toby Kebbell) aspires to gain powers beyond his wildest imagination. Realizing that he can't take on Horvath and Stone alone, Blake recruits Stutler as his reluctant assistant and begins training him the battle that will determine the fate of the Big Apple. Teresa Palmer and Monica Bellucci co-star.
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