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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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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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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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2.35 : 1
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(at around 28 mins) When the cop pulls Daniel Atlas's neck, Atlas's right handcuff becomes undone. Then, in the next shot, it is back on correctly. See more »


Merritt McKinney: I'm just trying to create the space for wisdom.
J. Daniel Atlas: Okay, so you're like Buddha, if he wasn't so enlightened.
Merritt McKinney: And you're like Jesus, if he was arrogant and all of his miracles were fake.
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Crazy Credits

Includes the credit: "Magic Inspired By... David Copperfield" See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: After Earth/Now You See Me (2013) See more »


Written by Anton Zaslavski
Performed by Zedd
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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All bark no bite.
14 June 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

If you like strong and logical plots, you are likely to dislike this one. It's all about appearances and show in this one, rather than actually being brilliant, the characters and story just ask you take their brilliance for granted.

The story revolves around illusionists (implicitly portrayed as demigods I would say) and how they manage to fool everyone and get a little fooled themselves. Of course, with all this fooling around there are always chances that something might strike the funny bone, that is to say it has its humorous moments now and then but on the whole the illusions and tricks etc. is just more of a dazzle than something logical and realistic. There is not much depth to the characters and a lot of misdirection to make the climax more effective, but the misdirection only adds to the illogical nature of the plot and makes the story hollow.

Having criticized enough the good parts for me were the cocky-as-usual Jesse Eisenberg and some of the funny moments but nothing else. Even the dazzle of the magic tricks was made slow and plain by all the simple filler like dialogues. Final word; skip it unless you don't have a better choice for a movie in mind.

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