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Now You See Me (I) (2013)

 -  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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bank | magician | interpol | fbi | heist | See more »

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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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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)

Gross:

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

In the original draft of the script, there was no female in the Four Horsemen. See more »

Goofs

At one hour and nineteen minutes - FBI agent Cowen says the trigger word, "Bullshit", when he takes over the case after the staged car accident on the bridge; agent Evans is present and hears the trigger word, but does not respond with the post-hypnotic suggestion of playing the imaginary violin. Agent Evans does respond a little later and plays the violin near the vault. See more »

Quotes

J. Daniel Atlas: What is magic? Magic is deception, but deception designed to delight, to entertain, to inspire. It is about belief. Faith.
Henley Reeves: Trust.
Merritt McKinney: Without those qualities, magic as an art form would no longer exist.
Henley Reeves: But what happens if these qualities are not used for their higher purpose? And instead they're used to cheat, lie.
J. Daniel Atlas: For personal gain, or for greed? Well then it's no longer magic.
Merritt McKinney: It's crime.
Henley Reeves: So tonight, for our final act, you're gonna help us set a few things right.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) See more »

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Codec
Written by Anton Zaslavski
Performed by Zedd
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Abracadabra, you've just lost 115 minutes of your life
21 August 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Where do I begin. Oh yeah, that I had big hopes for this movie. I'am a big fan of The Prestige, and somewhat hoped that this would feature the same depth and substance. But oh boy was I wrong.

The magic is lazy. The story is so action driven that you think you're watching Die hard. As such the cliché riddled plot is actually not there at all. Aside from the clichés of course. And if that wasn't bad enough, the twist is just pathetic.

After watching this movie I guess you feel the same way as when a magic trick has been reviled.

Disappointed, ashamed, repulsed and the feeling of blatantly being deceived.

Can I get my money back please?


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