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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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Louis Leterrier

Writers:

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 F.B.I. Agents Dylan Rhodes and Interpol Agent Alma Dray on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves to be difficult to solve, even with the insights of professional illusion exposer Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems to be, 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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're going to steal a billion dollars right before your eyes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene before J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) and Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) enter the secret room, McKinney tells Atlas that he is a "bit of a control freak", to which Atlas replies "Have we met before?" This is a nod to a previous movie in which Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg had appeared, Zombieland (2009). See more »

Goofs

During their conversation on the balcony, when Alma says "Do you really think it's possible there's a fifth Horseman?", the left side (right side from camera view) of her jumper shows a couple of inches of her shoulder. But in the following shot, her jumper now covers up the left side of her entire shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Merritt McKinney: I did *not* see that coming.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release includes an "Extended Edition" that adds almost nine-and-a-half minutes of material. See more »

Connections

References Zombieland (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodnight Benny
Written by Ronald Paul Curcio Jr.
Performed by Duncan Watt
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters
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The real magic is that they trick you to believe this is a good movie
27 August 2013 | by andr87See all my reviews

And I will not back up with this statement. It is a good movie, because it's not a boring movie, but it is that kind of movie that you watch once and walk away and forget all about it.

First off, let me tell you why movies involving magic tricks don't work. Because magic is for live audience and everything made on camera loses the main purpose of magic. In order to enjoy it, we have to subscribe to things that defy plausibility, we are obliged to take unrealistic facts for granted. But let's say we're OK with that. The Illusionist or The Prestige worked that way.

The real problem here is that the storyline is cynical and walks on a path of plain 'by the book' twist after twist after twist scenario, even though they lack of substance, motivation, trying to create an undeserved WOW effect. Plus, they forced in a classical fling to satisfy all viewers. There are major unrealistic events, but I guess the movie is not for us who try to find logic, but for those who just want to be entertained and see sparkles.


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