What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

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Benjamin Berman

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Clark Baker (creative consultant), Benjamin Berman | 2 more credits »
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The Amazing Johnathan ... Self
Eric André ... Self
Benjamin Berman ... Self
Simon Chinn Simon Chinn ... Self
Judy Gold ... Self
Penn Jillette ... Self
Max Maven Max Maven ... Self
Jon Mugar Jon Mugar ... Self
Chadd Smith ... Self
Anastasia Synn ... Self
Doreen Szeles Doreen Szeles ... Self
Doug Szeles Doug Szeles ... Self
Chad S. Taylor ... Self
Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Self (as Carrot Top)
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Self
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What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

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Magic. Meth. Mayhem.

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It's a work.
20 August 2019 | by mikehannus-275-687810See all my reviews

The doc is a work. If you're not familiar with the term, it means you're being played. Director Berman, as many have stated before, has made it all about himself. Funny he's blurred in the title card, as he appears unobstructed in about 80% of the shots. But worse still is that about a quarter of the way in, it became obvious to me that he was in on the prank. The whole thing feels like an con job cooked up by Ben and Jonathan. I came for inside look at one of my favorite childhood performers, I left with a lot less respect for the meth addict he is and the director who thought this drivel qualified as "gonzo journalism." Hunter S. Thompson he is not.


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Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary See more »

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