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Now You See Me (I) (2013)

 -  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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Storyline

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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bank | magician | interpol | fbi | heist | See more »

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Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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31 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los ilusionistas: Nada es lo que parece  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The card trick in the opening sequence works in real life too, there is no editing, contrary to popular belief. See more »

Goofs

When Alma Dray is first seen, her hair is in a bun. When she walks into the next room, her hair is in a ponytail. See more »

Quotes

Thaddeus Bradley: Want to know how they did it? Just say the magic word.
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Now You See Me 2 (2015) See more »

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Goodnight Benny
Written by Ronald Paul Curcio Jr.
Performed by Duncan Watt
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How to waste a great cast of actors
20 July 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was surprised at how stupid, nonsensical and repetitive this movie was with such an incredible cast of characters. The preamble is good: a group of mentalists and illusionists gets picked up by a mysterious third party who turns them into a team and turns them into a Las Vegas sensation while a secret plan unfolds underneath. But that's where everything stops making sense. From then on it's a series of car chases with the police, magic shows in prominent theatres around the world while a man tapes the illusionists to try and unmask their tricks. But why he does it is never clear and never will be until the cheesy, predictable finale. Besides the spectacular special effects and camera movements, there's nothing here. And two incredible actors like Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are completely wasted in roles that hardly make sense in an already disconnected storyline.


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