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340 Ratings

Magic Magic

Directed by Sebastián Silva
Chile, United States, 2013
Thriller, Drama


In remote southern Chile, a vacationing young woman begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it’s too late.

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Magic Magic Directed by Sebastián Silva

Critics reviews

The film makes good use of a pretty dusty gimmick, but, to Silva’s credit, he seems less interested in the conventions of the genre than in engaging with the very real ways people ignore and reject mental illness. And while the end result hardly resembles a position paper, it at least aspires to have something serious to say.
April 17, 2014
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…Adding to the sense of vertigo is the fact that Silva’s directorial perspective keeps shifting.Magic Magic puts us in Alicia’s shoes for a bit, then considers how the other characters see her, but never sticks with one point of view for very long. This might explain why some reviewers have described Magic Magic as a failed horror film. Personally, I regard the seeming lack of focus as another sign of Silva’s underlying compassion for his subjects.
September 05, 2013
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