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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 (

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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


Entre más cerca lo mires, menos lo verás (The closer you look, the less you'll see) See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:







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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When magician Jack Wilder is introduced, he is working as a pickpocket. In 1968's 'Oliver!' young actor Jack Wild played 'The Artful Dodger' who was a pickpocket. See more »


In the scene where Dylan is chasing Jack, Thaddeus is watching from a 2007-2009 Range Rover. At the end when he finds it in a parking garage it is a 2010-2012 Range Rover. See more »


Merritt McKinney: [about Agent Fuller] Please convey my deepest apologies to your colleague out there. I'm really sorry about this whole Tranny Tuesday thing, I was out of line.
Dylan Rhodes: Tranny Tuesday?
Merritt McKinney: It's an arrangement he and his wife have, or might not have, if you believe everything Agent Fuller's saying. Correct me, but isn't there a proud tradition in the FBI of men wearing dresses?
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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

Great fun and smarter than you expect
31 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

When it comes to summer movies, this is about as good as it gets. We got to the movies to be entertained and lose ourselves for 2 hours for a price of an admission ticket. I can say without flinching that this was totally worth it.

The film was so much more enjoyable than I thought it would be from watching the trailers. It has a lot of wit, clever plot, suspense, magic, humor, twists, and action. It has something for everybody. The acting was great overall and I really liked the characters. In my mind 3 people stuck out. Mark ruffalo, Morgan freeman, and woody harrelson. They were great.

Overall I was surprised at how good the story was. Sure it won't win any Oscars but it takes a road at the end that nobody would see coming. It makes you want to go back and see it twice to understand it better, and just like all magic tricks, some of it can't be explained and you are left with no answer but to believe that what you saw was true. And to me that's fun

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