Now You See Me 2

Critics Consensus

Now You See Me 2 packs in even more twists and turns than its predecessor, but in the end, it has even less hiding up its sleeve.

34%

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Total Count: 188

53%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 66,857
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THE FOUR HORSEMEN (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists 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 (Daniel Radcliffe), 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.

Cast

Jesse Eisenberg
as J. Daniel Atlas
Mark Ruffalo
as Dylan Rhodes
Woody Harrelson
as Merritt McKinney
Daniel Radcliffe
as Walter Tressler
Dave Franco
as Jack Wilder
Morgan Freeman
as Thaddeus Bradley
Michael Caine
as Arthur Tressler
Sanaa Lathan
as Deputy Director Natalie Austin
David Warshofsky
as Agent Cowan
Tsai Chin
as Bu Bu
William Henderson
as Young Dylan
Richard Laing
as Lionel Shrike
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
as Allen Scott-Frank
Brick Patrick
as Chase McKinney
Zach Gregory
as Hannes Pike
Ben Lamb
as Owen Case
Fenfen Huang
as Lab Tech
Aaron Ly
as Head Security Guard
Cyd Casados
as Case Advisor
Jem Wilner
as Agent Dore
Alexa Brown
as Agent 2 UK
Karl McMillan
as Prison Guard 2 (US)
Jim Pirri
as Eye Voice
Varada Sethu
as Tressler Assistant
Michael Walters
as Prison Guard (US)
Simon Connolly
as Octa Guard
Dino Fetscher
as Octa Guard
Nichole Bird
as Disappearing Lady 1
Danielle Bird
as Disappearing Lady 2
Krystal Ellsworth
as Casino Dancer
Jessica Keller
as Casino Dancer
Michael Cooke
as Jack Stooge 1A
Luis A. Rosado
as Casino Dancer
John Cooke
as Jack Stooge 1B
Michael McKenzie
as Jack Stooge 2B
Greg McKenzie
as Jack Stooge 2A
Tai Yin Chan
as Sciene Lab Guard
Bruce Chong
as Science Lab Guard 2
Marianne Malek
as Case Assistant
Krysada Phounsiri
as Casino Dancer
Karl Hussain
as Street Drummer
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Audience Reviews for Now You See Me 2

  • Feb 28, 2017
    A pointless, slapdash sequel, Now You See Me 2 is mildly entertaining but doesn't have much up its sleeve. The Horsemen come out of hiding to expose a software scheme but end up getting outed to the FBI and are forced to take a job to steal a computer card for a rich foreign businessman in exchange for his protection. Most of the original cast returns (with the notable exception of Isla Fisher), and are joined by Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe. But the performances are rather weak, and the plot is idiotic. The writers go to extreme lengths to develop plot threads that connect back to the first film and expand the mythology of the Eye and Lionel Shrike, but none of it works. And the magic acts too are pretty lackluster. Still, Now You See Me 2 has enough showmanship and intrigue to create a little bit of fun and excitement.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2016
    Has some cool scenes, but completely lacks any of the magic of the original, pun intended. Worth seeing if you liked the first film just to see more of the characters you liked, but don't expect anything particularly good.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2016
    As sequels go this isn't bad but the novelty has grown thin here. The overall arc of the story isn't worth the running time and you just seem to be recycling villains for the same ending. The concept of the first movie was good but it failed to deliver that final blow. A great cast with chemistry to burn can't save this from being mediocre.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2016
    This dismal attempt to garner some praise and cash is simply horrible. It's tone is disastrous as it try's to have a aesthetic with the sudden "oh we're in Asia now". This movie's cast and script arnt thought through as there are many foreseeable errors. I wouldn't be against making a "Now You See Me" TV show as I think it could benefit from a trick or two a episode. I think the Rotten Tomatoes score should've been lower at 21%-26%. Overall it's a rushed mess of a film.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer

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