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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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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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Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see 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  »

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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

In the scene before J. Daniel Atlas and Merritt McKinney enter the secret room, McKinney tells Atlas that he is a "bit of a control freak," to which Atlas replies "Have we met before?" This is a nod to a previous film Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg had starred in, Zombieland (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Jack gives the man the $100 for figuring out his trick, he leaves, walks down a flight of steps and turns around a corner and walks by a mysterious man. In the next shot, he is shown walking past the exact same corner at the edge of the steps a second time. See more »

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Merritt McKinney: Um... Allow me to make plain what we've both been thinking.
Henley Reeves: And what's that?
Merritt McKinney: Well, obviously you have feelings of affection for Daniel. Unrequited and misguided, owing to his lack of emotional availability. Consequently, you're very tightly... how should I put it? Um... corked.
Henley Reeves: Oh, I am?
Merritt McKinney: Now, recognizing that you have physical needs not being met, and strictly in the vein of helping a sister out, I invite you to think of me as your own personal corkscrew.
Henley Reeves: Wow, thanks. Let me mull over that ...
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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 »

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Referenced in Flat Earth Clues: Magic Show (2015) See more »

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Goodnight Benny
Written by Ronald Paul Curcio Jr.
Performed by Duncan Watt
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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Now We Fool You
27 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Four magicians answer a mysterious call to work for an obscure secret society. A year later, they call themselves the Four Horseman, and create havoc with their magic. Their first trick to rob a bank, drawing the FBI and Interpol into a cat and mouse game. J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) are the four magicians. Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is the FBI agent.

The group has great chemistry and their interactions have great energy. They have a fun time being interrogated by Mark Ruffalo. It's a promising start as a fun interesting movie that gives us a little insight into magicians. Then it turns.

It becomes all flash and little substance. The heists keep coming. It's like the movie is its own trick. They keep pumping up the flash in order to disguise the lack of a good story. The final twist is just fool's gold. There is no foreshadowing. It's done for its shock value. Sadly, by then I was out of shock. All sound and fury signifying nothing.


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