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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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Louis Leterrier

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Ed Solomon (screenplay), Boaz Yakin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... J. Daniel Atlas
Mark Ruffalo ... Dylan Rhodes
Woody Harrelson ... Merritt McKinney
Isla Fisher ... Henley Reeves
Dave Franco ... Jack Wilder
Mélanie Laurent ... Alma Dray
Morgan Freeman ... Thaddeus Bradley
Michael Caine ... Arthur Tressler
Michael Kelly ... Agent Fuller (as Michael J. Kelly)
Common ... Evans
David Warshofsky ... Cowan
José Garcia ... Etienne Forcier
Jessica Lindsey ... Hermia (as Jessica C. Lindsey)
Caitriona Balfe ... Jasmine Tressler
Stephanie Honoré ... Atlas Groupie
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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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Taglines:

...Now you don't. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Now You See Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,350,389, 2 June 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$117,723,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$351,723,989
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Morgan Freeman says, "These bars give a man time to think." He says the same line in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). See more »

Goofs

When the French banker is called onto the stage, Daniel points out that they wouldn't be there for Arthur Tressler. As he says this, Henley is visible to the left of screen with her hands by her side. Yet from the next shot, her right arm is suddenly raised pointing at Arthur. See more »

Quotes

Merritt McKinney: I'm just trying to create the space for wisdom.
J. Daniel Atlas: Okay, so you're like Buddha, if he wasn't so enlightened.
Merritt McKinney: And you're like Jesus, if he was arrogant and all of his miracles were fake.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Cineramascope
Written by Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio (as Robert Joseph Mercurio), Stanton Moore (as Stanton Emery Moore), Jeffery H. Raines and Richard Vogel
Performed by Galactic feat. Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry
Courtesy of ANTI-
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Weak script
15 August 2013 | by christophe92300See all my reviews

Now You See Me could have been a good movie if only the writers team, or should we say the lame duck team, took the trouble to do their job correctly.

The story is just a big, little clear catch-all, riddled, from end to end, with quite flagrant incoherences, and punctuated by, probably, one of the worst twists ever. Indeed, this twist is ridiculous because totally unbelievable, it doesn't produce any effect on the viewer, but most seriously it instantly annihilates the credibility of the film as a whole ! And it seems like a dream when, just before, Morgan Freeman serves us up with a totally absurd and unrealistic demonstration... having to explain an outcome, above all in such a didactic and unsubtle way proves well that the script doesn't hold water.

This quite incredible failure of the story inevitably cripples the movie, which anyway only possesses two assets that are its dynamism and its cast, except the unbearable Mélanie Laurent who makes one grammatical mistake every three sentences and seems to be reciting her lines more than anything else, and Jesse Eisenberg who seems stuck in his Zuckerberg role, mumbling all the time. As for the cinematography, it isn't fundamentally bad but very cliché — as the soundtrack — with, for example, a lot of circus shots, a technique Leterrier used and abused of, apparently as little inspired as his writers.


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