Now You See Me (2013)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Now You See Me's thinly sketched characters and scattered plot rely on sleight of hand from the director to distract audiences.


Movie Info

NOW YOU SEE ME pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against "The Four Horsemen", a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists. "The Four Horsemen" pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. (c) Summit/Lionsgate

Rating: PG-13 (for language, some action and sexual content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt, Ed Solomon, Josh Applebaum, André Nemec
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2013
Box Office: $117.7M
Runtime:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site

Cast


as J. Daniel Atlas

as Jack Wilder

as Thaddeus Bradley

as Dylan Rhodes

as Merritt McKinney

as Henley Reeves

as Arthur Tressler

as Agent Fuller

as Evans

as Etienne Forcier

as Jasmine Tressler

as Atlas Groupie

as MGM Grand Usher

as Hypnotized Women

as Hypnotized Man

as Jack's Pick-Pocket V...

as Willy Mears

as Paris Bank Manager

as Armored Truck Driver

as Armored Truck Guard

as Himself

as Mobile Command Tech ...

as Josepha Hickey

as Dina Robertson

as Savoy Audience Membe...

as Dylan's Tackler

as Announcer

as New Orleans TV Repor...

as Sazerac Bartender

as FBI Agent Baskin

as FBI Lead Ground Agen...

as Elkhorn Janitor Agen...

as Elkhorn Agent

as Dylan (12 Yrs Old)

as Marie Claire

as Mobile Command Leade...

as Henley's Frat Boy #1

as Henley's Frat Boy #2

as Henley's Frat Boy #3

as Henley's Frat Boy #4

as FBI Truck Driver

as Stethoscope Agent

as FBI Investigator #1

as FBI Investigator #2

as FBI Investigator #3

as Tressler Bodyguard #...

as Tressler Bodyguard #...

as Singer/Musician #1

as Singer/Musician #2

as Singer/Musician #3

as Singer/Musician #3

as Singer/Musician #4

as Chinese Tenant

as Lead Officer 5 Point...
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Critic Reviews for Now You See Me

All Critics (149) | Top Critics (31)

Now You See Me is a slick crime caper that works because of its witty dialogue & large cast, but falls flat due to a finale that fails to leave any sort of magical impression

Full Review… | September 10, 2013
We Got This Covered

Clever, original, wildly improbable, wildly enjoyable and directed with all the necessary flash and dazzle, the film combines the pleasure of a well-engineered heist movie with a twisty-turny plot full of wit, double-takes and sleight-of-camera.

Full Review… | August 20, 2013

This surprisingly witty, deliciously well-played and sneakily subversive outing from director Louis Letterier freaks out a little into its final act but, nevertheless, ranks as one of the year's most entertaining pics.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013

Like a real magic show, Now You See Me is thoroughly entertaining for the most part, but is ultimately silly and substanceless.

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
The Standard

If you are going to avail yourself to two of hours slight of hand and slippery conjuring, you are going to have to be willing to believe the unbelievable to fully enjoy the show.

Full Review… | August 10, 2013
Screen-Space

Abracadabra! The character development has vanished! But the flowers are still standing!

Full Review… | August 10, 2013
The Mercury

Audience Reviews for Now You See Me

A stupid caper movie that believes to be so much smarter than it really is, being in fact a cheap Hollywood sleight of hand to conceal a big pile of implausibilities and the nonsensical nature of its twists/tricks, and all that silly dialogue and idiotic ending only make it worse.

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Carlos Magalhăes

Super Reviewer

With an elusive and interesting cast, a thrilling plot, and a lot of suspense built up until the inevitable end, this film should be praised for its innovation and use of magic to further its plot. Still, though it has an element of suspense that keeps us watching with baited breath, it doesn't deliver on all its contrivances. The ensemble cast sometimes entertains (especially Morgan Freeman as the elusive man behind shattering others' expectations) but the characters are so flat and boring that the actors can't work with this level of stilted dialogue. There's this thrown in romance between Rhodes (Ruffalo) and Dray (Laurent) that feels so alien and unneeded that it somewhat throws the rest of the plot into chaos and undermines the characters, who are so flat and unyielding that you could steam roll right over them. Magic is what makes this film tolerable and suspenseful throughout, wondering how each illusion is performed and whether or not the Four Horsemen will get away. The ending is what ruffles people the wrong way, partially because it's handled horribly, but mostly because it isn't explained all that well. The link between the investigation and the rest of the story is tenuous and we're unsure of the relevance of the vendetta that enacts the entire plan. In the end you feel invalidated by the film, and the colossal misgivings of how the ending is handled.

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Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

As can be seen, critics did not like it, but look at the "general" ratings! lol Some movies are simply designed to entertain and this movie sure did that! Or was I just part of the illusion? lol

Tomassgringo
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

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