With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(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 »
J. Daniel Atlas:
What is magic? Magic is deception, but deception designed to delight, to entertain, to inspire. It is about belief. Faith.
Without those qualities, magic as an art form would no longer exist.
But what happens if these qualities are not used for their higher purpose? And instead they're used to cheat, lie.
J. Daniel Atlas:
For personal gain, or for greed? Well then it's no longer magic.
So tonight, for our final act, you're gonna help us set a few things right.
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Includes the credit: "Magic Inspired By... David Copperfield" See more »
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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