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Now You See Me (2013)

PG-13 | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 31 May 2013 (USA)
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An F.B.I. 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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4 amazing magicians. 3 impossible heists. 1 billion dollars. This is no illusion. See more »


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

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31 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los ilusionistas: Nada es lo que parece  »

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$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

Olivia Wilde was offered a role. See more »

Goofs

When Dylan, Fuller and Cowan watch the Horsemen's YouTube video, the time on the bar at the bottom of the video reads the clip had been going for 2 minutes and 50 seconds just as Merritt finishes saying "We cannot quit now." The shot cuts to Dylan, Fuller and Cowan and doesn't cut back to the video for a good 5 seconds. But when the shot cuts back, it can be seen only 1 second has passed. See more »

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Alma Dray: Is it magicians in general you have a problem with? Or specifically those guys?
Dylan Rhodes: I could care less about magicians in general. What I hate is people who exploit other people.
Alma Dray: Exploit them how?
Dylan Rhodes: By taking advantage of their weaknesses. Their need to believe in something that's unexplainable in order to make their lives more bearable.
Alma Dray: I see it as a strength. My life is happier when I believe that.
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Includes the credit: "Magic Inspired By... David Copperfield" See more »

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References Zombieland (2009) See more »

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Let's Take a Stroll On the Boardwalk
Composed by Mark Gasbarro
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Now You See Me... kinda wish I hadn't...
2 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie really leads you to believe that its going to be exciting, intriguing and thrilling. Instead, you may come out of it feeling like you yourself have had a magic trick played on you.

The characters are cocky and annoying. Its hard to develop any sort of connection with them. All the magic tricks and illusions are very unrealistic. The "romantic" element of the story is incredibly forced; almost thrown in at the last moment because the producers were like "oh ya! we forgot to add the romance".

There's nothing subtle about the tone of the movie. You're constantly reminded that there is a mysterious element that you are not seeing. And when it is finally revealed at the end, there is hardly any surprise at all.

Worst of all, there are too many things that happen in the movie inexplicably. You find yourself waiting for information that never comes. Questions are posed that leave you wondering why something happened, but then they're just abandoned and never reexamined.

This movie made me angry. I felt like it was condescending to me the entire time. Fast talking "quick witted" characters using dialogue spoken so fast with convoluted vocabulary, camera shots that were shaky and always moving. It was trying to confuse me with smoke and mirrors to make me think that it was exciting, intriguing and thrilling, but realistically it was not.


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