The movie which is about magic is itself like a MAGIC.
It is stated in the beginning that every magic has three parts and it can be observed that the plot of the movie also consist of these 3 parts. The last part called PRESTIGE does shock me. The ending is unpredictable and I appreciate very much the way the director tell the story, though the first 30 minutes may be a bit confusing as it is like a puzzle interweaving the present with the past. Nevertheless, you will understand what happens as times goes by.
The actors perform well, especially at the end of the movie. Scarlet Johanson performed quite well in this movie, though her performances in Lost in Translation and Match Point are much more impressive. I am satisfied with the two leading characters' performances.
The movie conveys the message that everyone has to pay a price for success. However, once you are obssessed with something, you may be destroyed by your own desire. I give it 3.5 out of 5!