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The Magician (I) (2005)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  12 November 2010 (USA)
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Ray Shoesmith
Ben Walker ...
Tony Rickards
Massimiliano Andrighetto ...
Massimo "Max" Totti
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Adam Ryan ...
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The Magician follows charismatic, yet volatile hitman Ray Shoesmith (Ryan) around Melbourne while he is being filmed by a friend and neighbour... See full synopsis »

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Written by Mike Rudd
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Best Australian Film I've seen in a long time
29 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Magician was brilliant. Kudos to Scott Ryan! His portrayal of the "thinking man's" hit man really drew me in and had me slapping my knee and laughing out loud throughout the movie. With a budget of AU$400,000 (miniscule by Hollywood standards), a refreshing lack of special effects, car chases, explosions and the like, the super funny dialogue and utter moral conviction of hired heavy, Ray Shoesmith, transforms this diamond in the rough into a jewel of a film.

The Magician, sure to attract a cult following, hopefully provides a platform from which writer/actor/producer, Scott Ryan, can entertain and delight us with further projects.

Cheers, ozgal33


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