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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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Come in close, because the more you think you see, the easier it'll be to fool you See more »


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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

This is the fourth film to co-star Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. They previously appeared together in all 3 installments of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012). See more »

Goofs

(at around 33 mins) Alma's blouse collar changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Merritt McKinney: Isn't there a proud tradition in the FBI of men wearing dresses? No shame, Agent Fuller. No shame.
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Includes the credit: "Magic Inspired By... David Copperfield" See more »

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References Taken (2008) See more »

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Ash Wednesday Sunrise
Written by Ben Ellman, Robert Joseph Mercurio, Stanton Moore (as Stanton Emery Moore), Jeffery H. Raines and Richard Vogel
Performed by Galactic
Courtesy of ANTI
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Surprising Film
22 May 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was given free advanced screening tickets to see this film, and being the film buff that I am, I took them and went and saw it. I had seen a trailer before hand and knew what to expect from the film, but I gotta be honest, my expectations were low and the only reason I watched it is cause they were free tickets.

Now, after seeing it, I can tell you the film was an awesome surprise. The cast was great, the action fun, and the plot unique. I didn't see any of the twists coming and I found the film to be very entertaining. It doesn't get too convoluted at any point and is a great chase/illusion film. It's like a funner version of The Prestige, not that the two belong in the same class, just an easy way to quickly summarize what the movie is trying to accomplish (although Michael Caine is in both films!)

Go see it, as will I, again. A fun summer movie that is likely to surprise more than a few people with its plot and twists!


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