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Simon Magus (2001)



Critic Consensus: This debut film of Ben Hopkins' effectively evokes an atmosphere of magic and mysticism.

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Simon Magus is a mystic who is hired by the Paris police to help them find a killer. In the process, he meets a spiritual French woman with whom he falls in love.


Sean McGinley
as Maximillian Hase
Rutger Hauer
as Count Albrecht, the Squire
Ian Holm
as Sirius/Boris/The Devil
Terence Rigby
as Bratislav
Toby Jones
as Buchholz
Ursula Jones
as Rebecca
Ken Dury
as Priest
Tom Fisher
as Thomas
Kathryn Hunter
as Grandmother
Maggie Steed
as Muttchen
Barry Davis
as Samuel the Cook
Frank Chresky
as Feyder the Forester
Lawrence Werber
as Zeidel the Carter
Hayley Carmichael
as Rabbit Woman
Phil McKee
as Railway Man
Nitzan Sharron
as Joshua (age 21)
Camilla Mars
as Shifrah
Sam Davies
as Joseph
Lexi Rose
as Miryem
James Lewys Cox
as Young Joshua
Linden Watts
as Matthis
Isla Graham
as Railway Man's Daughter
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Critic Reviews for Simon Magus

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (13)

The villain sneers, and someone in the film- score department is banging a timpani in slow motion, meaning there's probably tragedy around the corner, but things are too earnest and sleepy to be sure.

July 24, 2001

Full of magic and fantasy with an interesting mix of eccentric and complex characters.

July 24, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A striking feature debut with a creditable stab at magical realism.

July 24, 2001 | Rating: 3/5

An odd but original, at times even poetic, film about a vanished world.

July 6, 2001

Beautifully shot and lyrically told, Simon Magus is a beguiling study in contrasts, good and evil, darkness and light, hope and despair, joy and melancholy.

June 1, 2001

The more I think about Simon Magus, the less I'm sure what it's trying to say.

April 27, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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