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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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4 amazing magicians. 3 impossible heists. 1 billion dollars. This is no illusion. 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

You can clearly make out a tag of "4H" on the wall under the Three Horsemen when they first appear at their, third venue; which is outdoors in 5-Points, Queens. See more »

Goofs

Before the New Orleans show, Alma Dray and Dylan Rhodes are talking in their seats, Alma's arms alternate between crossed and down on the armrests. 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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Written by Thomas Mars (as Thomas Pablo Croquet), Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Mazzalai, Frederic Jean Joseph Moulin
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Solid acting, fun, and fast-paced...great job!
6 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eisenberg, as I'm sure many will notice, is beginning to develop his own typical character: the quick-witted, arrogant-yet-jittery, young smart guy. But instead of running facebook, this time he's one of the top magicians in the world. And he's perfectly cast for it.

The movie follows 4 magicians or illusionists in various stages of their careers, as they all receive mysterious invites to join up. After meeting, the "Four Horsemen" go all Robin Hood, robbing banks and stealing from CEOs as part of their shows, and giving the money away to the audience. The Incredible Hulk…I mean, Mark Ruffalo, plays the FBI agent trying to lock them all up, while Morgan Freeman plays the narrator explaining everything to you…I mean, the ex-magician trying to debunk the magic…really, that's just a clever way to get Freeman to narrate stuff…

Pros: - Everyone puts on a solid performance. No weak points acting-wise, great job on casting. - It's fast-paced, the action never hits any dull parts. And even the small romance scenes don't drag on long enough to take away from anything. You're pretty locked-in from start to finish. - Particularly great scenes between Eisenberg, Ruffalo, and Harrelson in the first half of the movie. - Great ending, if you've been paying attention.

Cons: - You wish there was more dialog between Eisenberg and Harrelson.

  • The 2nd half of the movie might move a bit too fast…again, pay


attention. - Somebody thought this was a Marvel movie for like 5 seconds, and had The Hulk fighting Gambit…wait…is that a bad thing?...

Overall, this movie is a solid flick with some great actors that you shouldn't sleep on. It clocks in at just under 2 hours, but it won't feel that long at all.


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