Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants

Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants ★★★

Jay quietly redefines our notions of showmanship and the laws of reality before a bad audience who alternate between bored and bawdy. Obviously the tricks do too, but what surprised me was that this is one of Mamet's more verbose films; an element the crowd clearly had no interest in but which I would lovingly have listened too as an ongoing show unto itself.