Adam Markovitz
October 22, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Death Defying Acts

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
97 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/11/08
performer
Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall
director
Gillian Armstrong
author
Brian Ward, Tony Grisoni
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C+

In 1920s Scotland, a con artist (Zeta-Jones) and her daughter (Atonement‘s Saoirse Ronan) fall under the spell of the Great Houdini (Pearce) while trying to bilk him for $10,000. The leads practically glow, but charisma can’t help them escape Death Defying Acts‘ straitjacket of a script. C+

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