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Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson are just a few of the household names you’ll find in Now You See Me. But did the film impress?
First a little background.
Director: Louis Leterrier
Writers: Ed Soloman (screenplay); Boaz Yakin and Richard Ricourt (screenplay and story)
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Morgan Freeman
Rating: PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content. Parents Guide
Plot: Four magicians are mysteriously summoned to an obscure apartment and are formed into the biggest magic act the world has ever seen. The Four Horsemen, as they’re called, climax their sold out Las Vegas show by staging a bank robbery apparently for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI (Ruffalo) and Alma Dray of Interpol (Mélanie Laurent) on the case to catch them.
But the case proves to be a tough one to solve, even with the help of professional illusion debunker Thaddeus Bradley (Freeman), as it takes the agents on a cross-country excursion filled with twists and turns. In the end, you may be surprised to find out the truth behind The Four Horsemen’s scheme.
Family Friendly? Not really. There’s quite a bit of mature material in this film that would not be suitable for the entire family.
Should You See It? YES! This is a very well-done film. I’d be lying if I said the movie started off kind of slow. Despite that, Now You See Me does an amazing job of putting you right in the middle of the action. You ride along with the agents to try and figure out the motive behind The Four Horsemen’s crimes while being wowed by the Horsemen’s grand illusions.
But, as I teased in the plot write up, you’ll be thrown for a loop when you find out who’s really behind the scheme. That’s what made this movie even more exciting!
I Give It An: A-
Check Out The Trailer Here