"Wonderfully engaging!" - New York Magazine
"Full of happy surprises. Card tricks that leave his audience speechless." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"He puts on a smashing show, whether on or off the stage... Mr. Jay proves a hugely entertaining guide..." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"(A) great enchanter! A reminder that deception, in the best of cases, is a pathway to transcendence." - Keith Uhlich, Time Out NY
"A riveting look at Mr. Jay's arduous, arcane pursuits through the prism of those who taught and inspired him to be one of the world's great magicians. Some of his illusions are so stunning that they leave spectators teary-eyed - out of amazement, or perhaps fear." - Robert P. Walzer, Wall Street Journal
"Grade: A- Intriguing. A true master magician. Shows practical magic can be just as thrilling as anything you see on Game of Thrones." - Drew Taylor, Indiewire.com
"There is a great deal of sheer fun of watching him grow up from little Ricky Potash, a 7-year-old performer of surprising poise... to a shoulder-length-haired hippie in a three-piece suit working the daytime talk shows with gusto, to the wry elder statesman of today. Jay's memories are... warm, charming and instructive." - George Robinson, Jewish Week
"This introduction to Jay's world and his most secretive fraternity...dazzle(s) you with its clips of Jay pulling astonishments minor and major with the decks of cards he is forever just unwrapping from their plastic... We see mad and gorgeous excerpts from his library of magic guides. Here's a movie with magic." - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"So entertaining... Just watching this magician's hands at work with a deck of cards is positively mesmerizing." - Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"You will be wowed." - Scott A. Rosenberg, AM New York
"Grade: A. You'll feel like you're witnessing miracles." - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Well structured and dynamically edited..."
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"One of the most compelling characters in magic gets his due..." - John Defore, Hollywood Reporter
"This thoroughly engrossing, highly entertaining docu should delight fans and newcomers alike..." - Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Wonderfully engaging..." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"...An entertaining introduction to the nimble-fingered card specialist."
"...Offers an intriguing peek into an exclusive but collegial world..." - Joe Bendel, Epoch Times
"...Visual magic experience..."
"Inexplicable and entertaining" - Kurt Brokaw, Independent-Magazine.org
"Like any good magician, this documentary left me wanting to see more." - Chris McKittick, Moviebuzzers.com
"...An incredible tale of illusionist's skill..." - Mark Young, SoundonSight.org
"[Ricky Jay's] love and infinite knowledge of these worlds and lore gives the film a framework beyond mere biography" - Jason Bailey, DVDTalk.com