(I) (2013)

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75
It's a little along the same lines as "Ocean's 11" in what it achieves and, like that film, there's plenty of Oscar power among the actors - a combined 15 nominations, to be precise.
75
At times, Now You See Me suggests Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" made with a throwaway wink.
75
Much of what makes Now You See Me so entertaining - in a gaudy, disposable, Vegas act sort of way - is its ever-escalating ridiculousness.
72
The film itself is sly and smug in kind, fleetingly enjoyable for all of its old-school showmanship and high-tech hokiness.
63
There's a great movie out now about magicians, sleight-of-hand maestros, illusionists, card and coin tricksters. Now You See Me is not that movie.
50
A superficially diverting but substance-free concoction, a would-be thriller as evanescent as a magic trick and one that develops no suspense or rooting interest because the characters possess all the substance of invisible ink.
50
It's mostly smoke and mirrors. After Freeman's snooze became a YouTube fixture, the actor jokingly dismissed the nap, saying he was using "Google eyelids" to check his Facebook account. You may find yourself attempting the same feat, because Now has little up its sleeve.
50
The editing of the action sequences is an insult to the idea of narrative clarity.
40
For a while, Leterrier does manage to conjure up a little bit of magic between all these charming actors. And then, presto: Just like that, it's gone.
40
It's all a little dumb, but the movie boasts several non-CG tricks and a few genuinely mesmerizing set pieces including a hand-to-hand-to-magic combat scene between Ruffalo and the spry Franco.
38
I left this movie feeling I'd been had. And not in a good way.

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