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: July 14, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 40% 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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Sarah Marrs

The Sorcerer's Apprentice wasn't bad so much as it was terribly dumb.

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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.

Alasdair Morton

In a post-Potter world where fantasy flicks are ten a-penny, there is simply nothing here to make [The Sorcerer's] Apprentice stand out from the crowd.

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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.

Tom Long
Detroit News

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

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Jeff Beck

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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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
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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