Set in 1928 on the French Riviera, “Magic in the Moonlight,” which was written and directed by Woody Allen, tells the story of a magician (Colin Firth) dedicated to exposing those posing as spiritualists. His current quest is to discover whether or not Sophie (Emma Stone) can really contact spirits.
Show times for “Magic in the Moonlight” are Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at 4, 7, and 9 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 and 4 p.m. The film is rated PG-13 with a running time of 97 minutes. The following critical commentary is from metacrtic.com.
New York Observer Rex Reed A master stroke of enchantment from one of the few legitimate cinematic geniuses of the modern cinema, with a nimble and tender performance of enormous elegance and charm by Colin Firth that is heart-meltingly romantic.
Time Out New York Keith Uhlich The director’s latest—a lighthearted romance set in 1920s Germany and France—won’t do much to sway proponents or detractors from their own perspectives, though taken at face value, it’s one of Allen’s most charmingly conceived and performed efforts.
Christian Science Monitor Peter Rainer Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is a “serious” movie attempting to be lighthearted. It deals with the same issues that Allen’s idol, Ingmar Bergman, often grappled with – namely, the battle zone of reason versus mysticism – but offhandedly.