The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score
41%
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User Score
53%



Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has a likable cast and loads of CGI spectacle, but for all but the least demanding viewers, The Sorcerer's Apprentice will be less than spellbinding.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Casts a superficial and short-lived spell.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

As Balthazar, Cage doesn't disappoint. He's just manic enough to keep the character from becoming too predictable. More's the pity, then, that a pro like him has to cede so much screen time to his character's young protege.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

It's strange to have a film have so much magic within and yet ultimately not have enough of the right kind of magic to make it work.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

He canâ(TM)t hold a candle to Mickey.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The Sorcerer's Apprentice should be rated U for Untouched by Human Hands.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

drawing a line of lack-of-inspiration true and dire directly to Renny Harlin's already-completely-forgotten The Covenant.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

There is much that's appealing, from the performances to the scene where Turteltaub re-creates a live-action version of the classic scene from Disney's Fantasia.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A big gob of mythical makeover and special effects-freewheeling fun.

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Dave White
Movies.com

As an object to look at and be zoomed along in like an amusement park ride -- which is all it's meant to be -- this movie is pretty much more of the summery same.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Nic Cage looked like he was having lot of fun through some of the movie other parts just looked bleh. it was okay. Good kids fun. All 4 kids with us liked this… More
Directors Cat
The film heavily relies on its special effects and its premise is genuinely uninspired to the point where the supposedly magical plot itself seems ridiculous… More
Wahida K
I m having hard time to rate this Movie, everytime I see it somewhere and reminds me of some great Scene. It is almost funny to say so.
Melvin White
Balthazar: I have been searching all over the world for you. You're going to be a force for good and a very important sorcerer. But for now, you're my… More
EightThirty .
03/01/2012 (Netflix, PS3)
Spencer S.
The best compliment of a film featuring Nicolas Cage as of late: not half bad. It's a Disney film, child friendly but includes asides, inside jokes, and… More

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