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Now You See Me (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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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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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)

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

If you watch the holographic transmission in the apartment carefully, you'll see the word Tri-Mark appear, the company that made this film. See more »

Goofs

While it's possible to project a "hollow" effect on the side of a building, it must be carefully calculated to account for the viewer's position, and only works while the viewer is in that spot. If the viewer is in wrong position, the perspective of the projection and the shape of the building no longer match and the illusion is broken. Yet in the final trick, the "hollow building" effect is seen from above, below, in front, left, and right, simultaneously, and moves with the movie camera. The audience would only see a weird, skewed image of the building. See more »

Quotes

Thaddeus Bradley: How do you like your Horsemen, fricasseed or fried?
Arthur Tressler: Shredded!
Thaddeus Bradley: I'll tell the chef.
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Includes the credit: "Magic Inspired By... David Copperfield" See more »

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References Catch Me If You Can (2002) See more »

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Written by Thomas Mars (as Thomas Pablo Croquet), Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Brancowitz (as Laurent Mazzalai), Deck D'Arcy (as Frederic Jean Joseph Moulin)
Performed by Phoenix
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
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Appallingly dreadful film
15 October 2013 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

If you're going to make a film about magic that at least pretends to have some relationship to reality (e.g. involving the police and Interpol), then why not try to make it very slightly credible? This was mind- numbingly awful, totally unbelievable on every level and an insult to the intelligence of everyone watching it. Total drivel. How established stars like Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine (who usually appear in good films) were persuaded to take part in this rubbish is beyond me (although Ben Kingsley was recently in a worse one, so they are not the only offenders). I don't mind suspending disbelief when watching a science fiction or comic book based film, but not when watching one which tries to pretend to even a bit of reality. Complete garbage and a total waste of time.


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