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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... J. Daniel Atlas
... Dylan Rhodes
... Merritt McKinney
... Henley Reeves
... Jack Wilder
... Alma Dray
... Thaddeus Bradley
... Arthur Tressler
... Agent Fuller (as Michael J. Kelly)
... Evans
... Cowan
... Etienne Forcier
... Hermia (as Jessica C. Lindsey)
... Jasmine Tressler
... 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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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  »

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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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Trivia

In the Daniel Atlas practice sequence near the start of the film, we see the hands of Dan or Dave Buck digitally composited with Jesse Eisenberg's face. These twin brothers are acclaimed sleight of hand artists, as well as pioneers in the art of cardistry. Their skills can be seen in Smokin' Aces (2006), and LazyTown (2004) as well. Cardisty is an open display of skill with cards, similar to juggling. The sequence of moves performed in the film, is called "Pandora", and at the time of filming it was considered one of the most difficult moves in cardistry. See more »

Goofs

After the Horsemen escape, Dylan is drunk in a bar having an annoyed conversation with Alma. From the shots in front of Alma, there are several strands of her hanging over her left ear. From the shots behind Alma, there is only one strand of hair hanging over her left ear. See more »

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J. Daniel Atlas: What is magic? Focused deception. But deception meant to entertain.
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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 an abandoned, dilapidated amusement park in Las Vegas. Appears in both the Blu-Ray Edition and the iTunes Extended Cut. See more »

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Features Conan (2010) See more »

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Let's Take a Stroll On the Boardwalk
Composed by Mark Gasbarro
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Now We Fool You
27 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Four magicians answer a mysterious call to work for an obscure secret society. A year later, they call themselves the Four Horseman, and create havoc with their magic. Their first trick to rob a bank, drawing the FBI and Interpol into a cat and mouse game. J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) are the four magicians. Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is the FBI agent.

The group has great chemistry and their interactions have great energy. They have a fun time being interrogated by Mark Ruffalo. It's a promising start as a fun interesting movie that gives us a little insight into magicians. Then it turns.

It becomes all flash and little substance. The heists keep coming. It's like the movie is its own trick. They keep pumping up the flash in order to disguise the lack of a good story. The final twist is just fool's gold. There is no foreshadowing. It's done for its shock value. Sadly, by then I was out of shock. All sound and fury signifying nothing.


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