!!The [[Film/TheIllusionist Live Action Film]]:
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Depending on how you see Eisenheim after [[spoiler: he frames the prince for murder]], he's either a DesignatedHero or a WellIntentionedExtremist.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Some people view Leopold too sympathetically. Even if [[spoiler: he was only framed for killing Sophie]], he had a reputation as an abuser and is confirmed to have murdered at least one woman already.
* LoveToHate: Rufus Sewell makes Leopold an utterly despicable bastard that viewers love most of the scenes he's in.
* MagnificentBastard: Eisenheim is a nice version (debatably), but really, can you call him anything else after the GambitRoulette? [[spoiler:By the looks of Uhl's expression, he's probably thinking the same thing.]]
* {{Narm}}: The ridiculously goofy grin that appears on Uhl's face once TheReveal happens in the train station.
* SheReallyCanAct: Jessica Biel's casting was met with a lot of [[WTHCastingAgency raised eyebrows]], all of which were forgotten as soon as people saw the film. These days, it is praised as one of her best roles.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The movie tries to make Uhl more sympathetic, as a police chief who is powerless to stop Leopold from committing his crimes. However he still meddles in Sophie's life, spying on her and reporting her whereabouts to Leopold when he has no need to. He also has no problem [[spoiler: finding a scapegoat for Sophie's apparent death]], and it's implied he covered up Leopold's other crimes despite being fully aware of them. He does not even bring Leopold to justice [[spoiler: as the prince kills himself before Uhl can do anything]].
* TheUntwist: Quite a few viewers had guessed that [[spoiler: Sophie was not really dead, given that she's not seen being murdered]].
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The recurring motif of the [[ButterflyOfDoom butterfly]] -- secrecy, a double life, [[spoiler: rebirth, a new life]]... nicely handled.

!!The [[WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist Animated Film]]:
* AwesomeArt: Holy crap does this movie look amazing.
* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG_CPNQdc7w ''Chanson Illusionniste'']], serving as the main theme to the film.
** The song that the depressed clown plays in his hotel room.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG_CPNQdc7w theme]].
* JerkassWoobie: The rabbit.
* TearJerker: The whole film itself is quite depressing, about giving up dreams and facing harsh reality but [[spoiler:when Tatischeff releases the rabbit into the wild at the end tissues will be needed.]]
** [[spoiler:''"Les magiciens n'existent pas."'']]
** Also: the SadClown's suicide attempt (made worse by the fact that he's not shown again after leaving the hotel, so he could well have ended up killing himself after all), and all the scenes with the Ventriloquist in the latter part of the film. [[spoiler: In the last scenes of the film, his beloved dummy is sitting in the window of the pawn shop marked 'FREE' and yet still nobody wants it, and he's begging on a street corner. And this is one of the lovable comic relief characters.]]