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


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

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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 book that Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) is reading when the FBI arrests him and the rest of The Four Horsemen in the beginning of the film is "The Savage Detectives" by Roberto Bolaño. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 20 mins) When Agent Dylan finds Alma Dray his phone is repeatedly held to his chest/at his ear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Thaddeus Bradley: How do you like your Horsemen, fricasseed or fried?
Arthur Tressler: Shredded!
Thaddeus Bradley: I'll tell the chef.
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Crazy Credits

Includes the credit: "Magic Inspired By... David Copperfield" See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.81 (2013) See more »

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Written by Anton Zaslavski
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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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