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      The Sorcerer's Apprentice

      2010, Fantasy/Adventure, 1h 48m

      173 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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      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. Read critic reviews

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      Gregory Woo as Sun-Lok in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." A scene from the film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." (L-R) Alfred Molina as Maxim Horvath and Toby Kebbell as Drake Stone in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." (L-R) Jay Baruchel as Dave and Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." (L-R) Nicolas Cage and director Jon Turteltaub on the set of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Producer Jerry Bruckheimer on the set of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." A scene from the film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nicolas Cage on the set of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." (L-R) Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake and Jay Baruchel as Dave in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." A scene from the film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Alfred Molina as Maxim Horvath in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." (L-R) Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake and Monica Bellucci as Veronica in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." (L-R) Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake and Alfred Molina as Maxim Horvath in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Nicolas Cage as Balthazar Blake in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

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      Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) is just an average guy, but the wizard Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) sees in him a hidden talent for sorcery. He becomes Balthazar's reluctant protege, getting a crash course in the art of magic. As Dave prepares to help his mentor defend Manhattan from a powerful adversary (Alfred Molina), he wonders if he can survive the training, save the city and find his true love.

      • Rating: PG (Fantasy Action Violence|Brief Language|Some Mild Rude Humor)

      • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Jon Turteltaub

      • Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer

      • Writer: Matt Lopez, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $63.1M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Walt Disney

      • Production Co: Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Saturn Films, Walt Disney Pictures, Broken Road

      • Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS

      Cast & Crew

      Nicolas Cage
      Jay Baruchel
      Alfred Molina
      Toby Kebbell
      Jake Cherry
      Wai Ching Ho
      Peyton List
      Matt Lopez
      Doug Miro
      Carlo Bernard
      Todd Garner
      Nicolas Cage
      Norman Golightly
      Mike Stenson
      Chad Oman
      Barry H. Waldman
      Bojan Bazelli
      Naomi Shohan
      Michael Kaplan
      Trevor Rabin
      David Lazan
      David Swayze
      George DeTitta Jr.

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      • May 12, 2016

        While it may have it's moments where it truly shines, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is an overall forgettable and predictable affair that is at least worth watching only once.

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      • Sep 10, 2012

        Bad acting, Bad story.. this movie tries to be a magical epic but falls short in nearly every department. Nick cage has been taking a lot of L's.. The only movie i've seen him actually put in work and look like he cared about is Kick-Ass. The rest of his stuff is usually trash. This is no exception.. what were they thinking. Most of it is laughable.

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      • Jul 06, 2012

        Disney teams up with Jerry Bruckheimer to crank out another abomination with The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The sorcerer Balthazar takes on a young apprentice, believing him to be the wizard prophesied to finally destroy the evil sorceress Morgana. Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, and Teresa Palmer form an interesting cast, but their performances are uneven and they don't work as an ensemble. The script is poor and the special effects are amateurish. Unfortunately, there's no magic to The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

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      • Jan 03, 2012

        Another bad Nicolas Cage film, but at least it wasn't absolutely terrible like Bangkok Dangerous. There's some really cool special effects, and a decent story, but everything else is bad. The casting is terrible except for Monica Bellucci, who's always good (though she doesn't even show up until the end, basically). I'm convinced Nicolas Cage took this role because he was already in Season of the Witch, which is basically the same thing; he has the same disinterested look on his face throughout the entire film. Jay Baruchel normally isn't bad, but he's so over the top during nearly every scene with his awkwardness that it becomes excruciating very quickly. The writers must have thought the audience would be retarded or something; we get it: he's a socially awkward geek who wants to get the attractive girl. It's been done so many times, especially in Alfred Molina's biggest film, Spider-Man 2 (as Doctor Octopus), speaking of unusual casting again, where Peter Parker is the awkward nerd who tries to get Mary Jane. Though this is an interesting film, it's just so cliche'd: every single scene has some kind of unnecessary cliche', and obviously rips off major films, including Star Wars and Fantasia in the span of like 3 minutes. This is enjoyable to watch just because of its awfulness, and for no other reason.

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