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Now You See Me (2013)

PG-13 | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 31 May 2013 (USA)
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An F.B.I. 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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magician | heist | bank | fbi | interpol | See All (255) »

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They're going to steal a billion dollars right before your eyes. See more »


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

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Also Known As:

Los ilusionistas: Nada es lo que parece  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,350,389 (USA) (2 June 2013)

Gross:

$117,723,989 (USA)
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Trivia

In the Daniel Atlas practice sequence near the start of the film, we see the hands of Dan or Dave Buck digitally composited with Jesse Eisenberg's face. These twin brothers are acclaimed sleight of hand artists, as well as pioneers in the art of cardistry. Their skills can be seen in Smokin' Aces (2006), and LazyTown (2004) as well. Cardisty is an open display of skill with cards, similar to juggling. The sequence of moves performed in the film, is called "Pandora", and at the time of filming it was considered one of the most difficult moves in cardistry. 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

[the four have just met outside the locked door of the apartment room to which they were given Tarot card clues to visit]
Jack Wilder: No way. J. Daniel Atlas? Dude, I've seen everything that you have ever done. I mean, you're, like - I, I idolize you, seriously.
J. Daniel Atlas: A true fan. It's so nice to meet you.
[They shake hands]
Jack Wilder: I'm Jack, by the way.
Merritt McKinney: Question. Did you get one of these?
[Merritt holds up his Tarot card, and Jack fishes his own out of his pocket, grinning]
Jack Wilder: Yeah, oh, yeah. Death.
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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 an abandoned, dilapidated amusement park in Las Vegas. Appears in both the Blu-Ray Edition and the iTunes Extended Cut. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.153 (2013) See more »

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Cineramascope
Written by Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio (as Robert Joseph Mercurio), Stanton Moore (as Stanton Emery Moore), Jeffery H. Raines and Richard Vogel
Performed by Galactic feat. Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry
Courtesy of ANTI-
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Now You See Me... kinda wish I hadn't...
2 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie really leads you to believe that its going to be exciting, intriguing and thrilling. Instead, you may come out of it feeling like you yourself have had a magic trick played on you.

The characters are cocky and annoying. Its hard to develop any sort of connection with them. All the magic tricks and illusions are very unrealistic. The "romantic" element of the story is incredibly forced; almost thrown in at the last moment because the producers were like "oh ya! we forgot to add the romance".

There's nothing subtle about the tone of the movie. You're constantly reminded that there is a mysterious element that you are not seeing. And when it is finally revealed at the end, there is hardly any surprise at all.

Worst of all, there are too many things that happen in the movie inexplicably. You find yourself waiting for information that never comes. Questions are posed that leave you wondering why something happened, but then they're just abandoned and never reexamined.

This movie made me angry. I felt like it was condescending to me the entire time. Fast talking "quick witted" characters using dialogue spoken so fast with convoluted vocabulary, camera shots that were shaky and always moving. It was trying to confuse me with smoke and mirrors to make me think that it was exciting, intriguing and thrilling, but realistically it was not.


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