Cinema: Old Tricks

MAGIC

Directed by Richard Attenborough

Screenplay by William Goldman

The people behind this clinker are the same gang who only last year concocted A Bridge Too Far. It's just possible that they are in the wrong line of work. Bridge was a long and costly war movie that never clearly indicated who was winning its pivotal battle. Magic is a thriller that gives away its one and only surprise in the opening scenes. Maybe next year Producer Joe Levine, Director Richard Attenborough and Writer William Goldman will create a musical without songs. Or a western set in Paris. With these guys, the possibilities are...

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