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Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  31 May 2013 (USA)
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An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Fuller (as Michael J. Kelly)
Etienne Forcier
Hermia (as Jessica C. Lindsey)
Jasmine Trassler
Atlas Groupie


Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Plot Keywords:

bank | magician | interpol | fbi | heist | See All (167) »


4 amazing magicians. 3 impossible heists. 1 billion dollars. This is no illusion. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los ilusionistas: Nada es lo que parece  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,254,674 (USA) (31 May 2013)


$117,698,894 (USA) (20 September 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Isla Fisher got into difficulty while filming the piranha tank scene. The top of the tank remained opened so that Fisher would be able to swim to the top to get some air, and there was also an emergency lever inside the tank that, if pulled, would alert the crew that she needed help. During one take, Fisher was running out of air and tried to swim to the top, but the chains on the handcuffs she was wearing got stuck on the bottom of the tank, so she was unable to swim to the top or pull the lever. She then attempted to alert the crew by hitting the glass of the tank, but since her character is supposed to be panicked and scared in the scene, the crew thought she was acting. She was stuck for 3 minutes before the stunt coordinator finally realized that something was wrong after he noticed that her handcuffs were stuck. See more »


(at around 1h 50 mins) There are people are sitting on a bench but when Alma Dray approaches the bench and sits down, those people are gone. See more »


Thaddeus Bradley: Break a leg.
Merritt McKinney: Hey, you break something too.
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Crazy Credits

About halfway through the closing credits a scene is shown where the four horsemen arrive in the desert at a junkyard for old signs from Las Vegas. (This is only on the Blu Ray edition) See more »


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User Reviews

Watchable but lacks depth & substance
7 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that is somewhat entertaining upon first viewing but is easily forgettable and has nothing of substance to make a second viewing possible to enjoy. The plot is convoluted as we don't know what the main characters are doing or why. In fact, everything we know about the 4 magicians is revealed in the first 10 minutes of the movie and after that there is ZERO character development! The entire movie appears to have been made solely for the sake of the ending and yet it was so cliché that I was actually a little angry about the way they did it. It's unfortunate that in the filmmaker's attempts to be clever they neglected the most fundamental elements of storytelling: plot and character.

Like a magic show without magic, you may find yourself somewhat entertained but inevitably wind up disappointed in the end because they left out the most important part of the show.

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