Death Defying Acts

By Gerald Aaron, August 8, 2008


When Harry Houdini (Guy Pearce) comes to Edinburgh in 1926, mentalist Mary (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and her young daughter Benji (Saoirse Ronan) set out to scam him. Ronan and Pearce are excellent, there is loads of period atmosphere, but Zeta-Jones's shallow performance leaves a dramatic vacuum.


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