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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Fuller (as Michael J. Kelly)
Etienne Forcier
Hermia (as Jessica C. Lindsey)
Jasmine Trassler
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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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bank | magician | interpol | fbi | heist | See All (167) »


Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see 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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


While in New Orleans, French INTERPOL agent, Alma Dray, is wearing a striped shirt. This is a reference to a famous French New Wave film, Breathless, in which the main female character, Patricia Franchini, wears striped clothes throughout the film. This look, along with short hair, became the "look" throughout the 60's and 70's. This "look" has been revamped among celebrities recently, as the popular culture looks to French New Wave as a retro and stylish inspiration. See more »


(at around 33 mins) Alma's blouse collar changes position between shots. See more »


Merritt McKinney: Isn't there a proud tradition in the FBI of men wearing dresses? No shame, Agent Fuller. No shame.
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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 a junkyard for old signs from Las Vegas. (This is only on the Blu Ray edition) See more »


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


Ash Wednesday Sunrise
Written by Ben Ellman, Robert Joseph Mercurio, Stanton Moore (as Stanton Emery Moore), Jeffery H. Raines and Richard Vogel
Performed by Galactic
Courtesy of ANTI
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User Reviews

A fun ride, but something's missing
31 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is an interesting concept, surely not a genre played out much in Hollywood. The cast is jam packed with all stars giving great (but not their best) performances. The missing piece of the puzzle? Character development.

That's not to say that there is any lack of interesting characters, each of the four horsemen bring a very unique style to the movie (besides Henley, she's rather weak as a character), and the sheer amount of Talent present in each scene guarantees that you'll be entertained.

10/10? Hardly. But definitely a solid 8 for me. Entertaining, fun, and definitely a concept worth exploring on the big screen. Just remember, the closer you look, the less you'll actually see.

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