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An illusion itself as much as it is about a maker of illusions, Sylvain Chomet’s animated take on a never-filmed screenplay by Jacques Tati overflows with rainy-day beauty and mystery. The lack of any true dialogue only adds to its cloak-like myth-making; words would just ruin the poetry. Chomet’s film is also, of course, a beguilingly frustrating piece of work that can seem to hide and obfuscate more than is necessary. But at least the music is fantastic…
The Illusionist is playing now in limited release. You can read the full review at filmcritic.com.