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 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)

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Come in close, because the more you think you see, the easier it'll be to fool you See more »


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

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In the original draft of the script, there was no female in the Four Horsemen. See more »

Goofs

When Thaddeus goes to the Horsemen's room, Daniel begins to do a card trick on him. The other Horsemen go to stand up next to him. As this happens, Henley holds a rabbit with the rabbit held straight along her arms, then the rabbit's head is held higher than the rest of its body, then back to being held straight along her arms. Extended version. See more »

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Thaddeus Bradley: Whatever is about to follow, whatever this grand trick is, is really going to amaze. Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you'll actually see.
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Crazy Credits

Includes the credit: "Magic Inspired By... David Copperfield" 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

Referenced in Awkward.: Now You See Me, Now I Don't (2015) See more »

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Ash Wednesday Sunrise
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
Courtesy of ANTI-
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Great Trailer but Deceptive Movie with Awful Plot Point
17 July 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The smalltime magicians Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) are invited to attend a meeting in a weird apartment.

One year later, they reappear as The Four Horseman in a show in Las Vegas sponsored by the millionaire Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine) and they heist a bank in Paris from the stage and distribute the money to the audience. The FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is assigned to the case and the Interpol sends the agent Alma Dray (Mélanie Laurent) to be his partner. Dylan and Alma are completely lost in the investigation and the exposer of illusionists Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) gives hints about illusion. When the Four Horseman steal the bank account of Arthur Tressler during a show in New Orleans, Dylan and Alma believe that these heists are only distraction for a huge scheme but they are never sure about of what is true or illusion.

"Now You See Me" has a great trailer but is a very deceptive movie with an awful plot point. The fast pace is a distraction to hide the plot holes from the viewers, since the story is absurd. For example, how could the Four Horsemen build a safe without a trace? Or make the fake money? The FBI would easily track the vendors and consequently find who bought them. The twist is absurd and many scenes do not make sense, such as Dylan chasing Jack through the garbage duct or on the bridge, just as an example. How could the FBI not investigate the parents of the fifth horseman? The story happens in the present days, but the technology seems to be ahead of time. This movie may work on DVD or Blu- Ray, but it is a waste of time and money going to the movie theater to see it. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Truque de Mestre" ("Master Trick")


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Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,350,389, 2 June 2013

Gross USA:

$117,723,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$351,723,989
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2.39 : 1
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