Directed by Richard Attenborough
Anthony Hopkins plays a ventriloquist whose dummy has a murderous mind of its own in this chilling psychological horror film written by legendary Hollywood scribe William Goldman (MISERY, MARATHON MAN) and directed by future Oscar-winner Richard Attenborough (GANDHI). Famous for its trailer ("Magic is fun. When you're dead!") which supposedly was removed from TV for being too scary, MAGIC still holds up as a terrifying trip to the Twilight Zone. Fans of Hopkins' iconic turn as Hannibal Lecter in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS should be sure to experience MAGIC.
A ventriloquist's (Anthony Hopkins) dummy has a murderous mind of its own.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith
Anthony Hopkins shines in this role! If you are looking for a fast paced shock scare flick.. This one's not for you.
I remember my parents raving about this film when it came out. And now i know why, What a great twisted thrilling story with an a class cast and crew.
Ya know... the commercial for this movie scared the baJesus outta me when I was a kid. I never watched it until now. Not at all what I had nightmares about! Such a good plot and execution. Acting was perfection. Such a classic.
Magic is a classic and I can’t recommend it enough. Great acting and plot.
i personally liked this film.