Now You See MeJuly 8, 2013
An FBI 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.
Release Year: 2013
Rating: 7.5/10 (40,894 voted)
Director: Louis Leterrier
Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horseman, 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 Vargas 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.
4 amazing magicians. 3 impossible heists. 1 billion dollars. This is no illusion.
Filming Locations: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $29,254,674
(31 May 2013)
(1 July 2013)
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When it comes to summer movies, this is about as good as it gets. We
got to the movies to be entertained and lose ourselves for 2 hours for
a price of an admission ticket. I can say without flinching that this
was totally worth it.
The film was so much more enjoyable than I thought it would be from
watching the trailers. It has a lot of wit, clever plot, suspense,
magic, humor, twists, and action. It has something for everybody. The
acting was great overall and I really liked the characters. In my mind
3 people stuck out. Mark ruffalo, Morgan freeman, and woody harrelson.
They were great.
Overall I was surprised at how good the story was. Sure it won't win
any Oscars but it takes a road at the end that nobody would see coming.
It makes you want to go back and see it twice to understand it better,
and just like all magic tricks, some of it can't be explained and you
are left with no answer but to believe that what you saw was true. And
to me that's fun