Starring: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Sarah Hadland
Director: Andrew O’Connor
Running Time: 90 mins
Magicians is a British film about a magic double-act who fall out, and then compete against each other years later solo at the International Magic Competition in Jersey.
Mitchell and Webb are possibly my favourite comedy double-act, so to see them doing a film was fantastic, and they didn’t disappoint, as the story was very funny and typically British (no action and very self-deprecating), which I always love.
The film starts off completely crazily, with the murder of the two’s assistant during a guillotine trick, which was a complete shock, and yet still very funny for me, which made the following story very interesting for me indeed.
I especially enjoyed the fact that many of the best current British sitcom comedians all appeared in the film: Miranda Hart, Sarah Hadland and Peter Capaldi, and their comic genius added greatly to the overall humour of the film.
Overall, this gets 8.3 because it was just totally hilarious, and all of the jokes were fantastic, even though it was a little too stupid at times, however that is what the writers appeared to be going for.