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An underrated gem of a film.,
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This review is from: Magicians [DVD] (DVD)
I guess people were expecting Peep Show when they went to see Magicians, and that explains the general disappointment. Too bad, because Magicians is indeed a terrific comedy, brimming with detail and subtleties, very well written and directed, keeping a nice pace and featuring lots of amazing performances (namely by Mitchell and Webb, but also by the great Peter Capaldi and the delightful Jessica Stevenson). And really, it's not that different from the Armstrong-Bain brand of comedy - they are just succesfully making it in a whole different style, in a movie that begs to be rediscovered. I agree with a previous reviewer who says it can turn into a cult movie. Magicians is that kind of comedy, so try not to be expecting a movie version of Peep Show and you'll be pleasantly surprised.