Highly entertaining flick with a lot of suspense and plot twists along the lines of Nolan's "Memento" make Prestige a great movie! Mainly the double-crossing of the "Transported Man" trick is a superb idea: while Borden only uses a (perfect) double / assistant (which has to cut off some of his fingers to be as identical as Borden himself as possible), Angier uses a machine to clone himself, which forces him to kill his "double" after every performance of the trick. This leads to the situation that both magicians are not only incapable of finding out how the rival does the trick but also to the fact that in the end both die because of the repercussions of the trick: Borden is (falsely) accused of killing Angier (after the death of one of Angier's clones is blamed on Borden) and hanged for the crime while Angier is shot by Borden's assistant / double as the only means to save the Borden's daughter from being raised by Angier.
Just mindblowing. It's strange watching it the second time round knowing the secrets but it's a completely different but delightful experience. I do wish that I could watch films like these with fresh eyes sometimes though. Nolan's a genius. Simple.
great movie. you have to be very concentrate to watch all the small details. and is even awesome when you watch the second time
I'm speechless, I have nothing to say but Mind-blowing!!
A stylish, uniquely twisted period piece.