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Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Fuller (as Michael J. Kelly)
Etienne Forcier
Hermia (as Jessica C. Lindsey)
Jasmine Trassler
Atlas Groupie


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 (

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Plot Keywords:

bank | magician | interpol | fbi | heist | See All (167) »


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los ilusionistas: Nada es lo que parece  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,254,674 (USA) (31 May 2013)


$117,698,894 (USA) (20 September 2013)

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Did You Know?


Jake Gyllenhaal was considered for one of the lead roles, but declined. Mark Ruffalo was later cast. See more »


(at around 1hr 23mins) Projections are made onto the side of a building. This is onto walls heavily covered with graffiti, and lots of windows. Yet the projections appear as if they are onto a clean white surface, not the actual walls and windows. See more »


J. Daniel Atlas: Ladies and gentlemen...
Henley Reeves: For our next trick...
J. Daniel Atlas: We are going to rob a bank.
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Includes the credit: "Magic Inspired By... David Copperfield" See more »


Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Second Chunce (2014) See more »


Written by Thomas Mars (as Thomas Pablo Croquet), Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Mazzalai, Frederic Jean Joseph Moulin
Performed by Phoenix
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
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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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