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Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

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Jon M. Chu

Writers:

Ed Solomon (screenplay by), Ed Solomon (story by) | 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 / Chase McKinney
Dave Franco ... Jack Wilder
Daniel Radcliffe ... Walter Mabry
Lizzy Caplan ... Lula
Jay Chou ... Li
Sanaa Lathan ... Deputy Director Natalie Austin
Michael Caine ... Arthur Tressler
Morgan Freeman ... Thaddeus Bradley
David Warshofsky ... Agent Cowan
Tsai Chin ... Bu Bu
William Henderson William Henderson ... Young Dylan
Richard Laing ... Lionel Shrike
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Allen Scott-Frank
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Storyline

One year after outwitting the F.B.I. and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. Written by Production

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Isla Fisher, and her replacement Lizzy Caplan, appeared in Bachelorette (2012). See more »

Goofs

The Microsoft Surface seen in various points of the movie show the Windows 10 operating system running, however at one point the operating system shown is not applicable to the device. The shot shows the use of Windows 10, however the sequence shows the Surface running an external version of "Continuum"; a version of Windows 10 which is only used on Windows 10 mobile handsets when plugged directly into a monitor, with the OS driven directly from a phone handset. The fact a Continuum based OS is shown on a Surface as a standalone device is factually incorrect, as the Surface does not receive display inputs from other hardware devices natively in this way. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Thaddeus Bradley: [narrating] Seeing is believing, but is it truth? Depends on your point-of-view. Are you listening, horsemen? When you emerge, and you will, I will be there... waiting. Because mark my words, you will get what's coming to you... in ways you can't expect... but very much deserve. Because once thing I believe in is an eye for an eye.
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Connections

Followed by Now You See Me 3 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Pharrell Williams, Vin Rock (as Vincent E. Brown), DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Shawn Criss)
Performed by Pharrell Williams
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User Reviews

 
Great sequel! Don't assume based on the negative reviews - see it for yourself
21 June 2016 | by BabsmarkertSee all my reviews

I don't understand all the hate for this movie. It accomplished the same ends as the first one, and even exceeded it in some ways. Just like the first, it started with a simple plot, added in some humor and dazzling magic tricks, and then brought in a twist at the end. Very fun movie, with complex characters.

Sure, it's not a FANTASTIC movie. But I don't think it was meant to be an award- winner or anything. It celebrates the mystery and magic of illusion, and reminds viewers that even today, audiences can still be fooled, if the magician has just enough intuition (and money) to pull it off.

I would've given 10 stars, but the romance was poorly executed, and some of the plot elements bothered me. Loved it though. Don't believe the negative reviews. Watch it for yourself and see what you think.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,383,146, 12 June 2016

Gross USA:

$65,075,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$334,897,606
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2.39 : 1
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