Now You See Me

Now You See Me

Now You See Me

Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson star in this cat-and-mouse crime thriller as part of The Four Horsemen, a team of the world’s greatest illusionists. Pursued by an elite FBI squad (led by Mark Ruffalo), The Horsemen pull off a series of daring heists during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. Co-stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Dave Franco.

2013Rating: M, Mature themes, coarse language and sexual references115 minsUSA
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Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

I knew Now You See Me and I weren't going to get along early on, when Isla Fisher's character throws a sheet on top of something as part of a magic routine, and the sheet is obviously CGI, all crazy pirouettes and whirls. It struck me as somewhat ironic that a movie ostensibly about sleight of hand and trickery opted for something so clearly fake over something subtle but convincing. There is plenty of CGI throughout Now You See Me, and it's mostly employed to keep you from thinking too much about the absurd plot.

2.0

Entertaining magic trick

I will come out and say i liked this film! It isn't great, or fantastic, yet the cast was engaging enough (some big screen heavy weights in this Michael Caine & Morgan Freeman) to entertain. The magic slant of a heist flick I found intriguing enough to hand over my money and pay to see this and I wasn't at all disappointed. Yes at times I found it...

3.0

Just an Illusion

As a lover of magic this film leaves me wanting. The film really is all smoke and mirrors and shows no real real magic that you may desire. The characters are not really developed enough to build a real audience rapport. Leave feeling like magic is all painstakingly planned and calculated rather than being bewildered by its improbability. Big names like...

3.0

Don't Look Too Close

This is both an instruction and a warning for watching this movie. But I won't tell you why because that would require a spoiler alert...and I don't do those. What I liked was the intensity of the movie and the, who did what and when. The action was OK but this movie is not touted as an action flick (luckily). What I did not like was the pretentious...

3.0

LIGHTS OUT

It's amazing how bright lights can attract people

1.0

Beware of the Sequel

The plot was insulting to the audiences' intelligence.Acting talent like Caine and Freeman should be embarrassed.

1.0

Misdirection the movie

I enjoyed this film a lot the first time, but I think knowing the big reveal takes away some of the fun- most of the plot hinges on taking you along for a gullible ride. Take away the good cast and this film is basically about four show-offs who work to deceive everyone with some pretty neat magic tricks. Goes for a big sensational story, falls a little...

3.0

Failed to flatter......

Opening sequence promised way more than what was delivered. Annoying with an unsatisfying ending.....just sayin

2.0

Pretty good

Overall I enjoyed it, but the pacing was a little off and the ending seemed anti-climatic. Acting and writing were both very good.

3.0

Amzing Magic Movie

This was a fantastic magic movie and it was a really exciting cast cant wait for the sequel. 5 stars

5.0

Now you see me = movie misdirection

Light and amusing to watch. Magic tricks are all CGI so are they magic ? Movie Magic i guess. Good cast and ok acting the story will not win any awards but is a easy watch

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Thanks to some accomplished hocus pocus and an appealing cast, this would-be “Ocean’s Eleven” of the magic world remains watchable throughout, even as it plods along without ever quite fulfilling its potential.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Ocean’s Eleven meets The Prestige? Not quite. Starts well, ends in a heap, but in between there’s just enough splash and flash to distract from the lack of substance

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

When Mark Ruffalo shows up as a crumpled detective, you expect a dose of reality, yet on his heels come twin hams Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, whose solemn presences (as Christopher Nolan knows well) prove wonderful distractions from silliness.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The scatterbrained story loses its thread and becomes a dull, frenetic chase movie ...

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Overcooked, overcomplicated and underinteresting, this heist caper turns into a mess.

2.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Audiences go to magic shows to get fooled, but that doesn't mean they want to leave feeling cheated.

2.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A film which proves the theory that if magicians were also bankrobbers, they'd still be pretty stupid.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A superficially diverting but substance-free concoction, a would-be thriller as evanescent as a magic trick and one that develops no suspense or rooting interest because the characters possess all the substance of invisible ink.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Magicians as criminals is a marvellous conceit and Louis Leterrier gets a great deal of entertainment out of it, but it can’t disguise a weak end with smoke and mirrors.

3.0
Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

I knew Now You See Me and I weren't going to get along early on, when Isla Fisher's character throws a sheet on top of something as part of a magic routine, and the sheet is obviously CGI, all crazy pirouettes and whirls. It struck me as somewhat ironic that a movie ostensibly about sleight of hand and trickery opted for something so clearly fake over something subtle but convincing. There is plenty of CGI throughout Now You See Me, and it's mostly employed to keep you from thinking too much about the absurd plot.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Thanks to some accomplished hocus pocus and an appealing cast, this would-be “Ocean’s Eleven” of the magic world remains watchable throughout, even as it plods along without ever quite fulfilling its potential.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Ocean’s Eleven meets The Prestige? Not quite. Starts well, ends in a heap, but in between there’s just enough splash and flash to distract from the lack of substance

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

When Mark Ruffalo shows up as a crumpled detective, you expect a dose of reality, yet on his heels come twin hams Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, whose solemn presences (as Christopher Nolan knows well) prove wonderful distractions from silliness.

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The scatterbrained story loses its thread and becomes a dull, frenetic chase movie ...

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Overcooked, overcomplicated and underinteresting, this heist caper turns into a mess.

2.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Audiences go to magic shows to get fooled, but that doesn't mean they want to leave feeling cheated.

2.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A film which proves the theory that if magicians were also bankrobbers, they'd still be pretty stupid.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A superficially diverting but substance-free concoction, a would-be thriller as evanescent as a magic trick and one that develops no suspense or rooting interest because the characters possess all the substance of invisible ink.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Magicians as criminals is a marvellous conceit and Louis Leterrier gets a great deal of entertainment out of it, but it can’t disguise a weak end with smoke and mirrors.

3.0

Entertaining magic trick

I will come out and say i liked this film! It isn't great, or fantastic, yet the cast was engaging enough (some big screen heavy weights in this Michael Caine & Morgan Freeman) to entertain. The magic slant of a heist flick I found intriguing enough to hand over my money and pay to see this and I wasn't at all disappointed. Yes at times I found it...

3.0

Just an Illusion

As a lover of magic this film leaves me wanting. The film really is all smoke and mirrors and shows no real real magic that you may desire. The characters are not really developed enough to build a real audience rapport. Leave feeling like magic is all painstakingly planned and calculated rather than being bewildered by its improbability. Big names like...

3.0

Don't Look Too Close

This is both an instruction and a warning for watching this movie. But I won't tell you why because that would require a spoiler alert...and I don't do those. What I liked was the intensity of the movie and the, who did what and when. The action was OK but this movie is not touted as an action flick (luckily). What I did not like was the pretentious...

3.0

LIGHTS OUT

It's amazing how bright lights can attract people

1.0

Beware of the Sequel

The plot was insulting to the audiences' intelligence.Acting talent like Caine and Freeman should be embarrassed.

1.0

Misdirection the movie

I enjoyed this film a lot the first time, but I think knowing the big reveal takes away some of the fun- most of the plot hinges on taking you along for a gullible ride. Take away the good cast and this film is basically about four show-offs who work to deceive everyone with some pretty neat magic tricks. Goes for a big sensational story, falls a little...

3.0

Failed to flatter......

Opening sequence promised way more than what was delivered. Annoying with an unsatisfying ending.....just sayin

2.0

Pretty good

Overall I enjoyed it, but the pacing was a little off and the ending seemed anti-climatic. Acting and writing were both very good.

3.0

Amzing Magic Movie

This was a fantastic magic movie and it was a really exciting cast cant wait for the sequel. 5 stars

5.0

Now you see me = movie misdirection

Light and amusing to watch. Magic tricks are all CGI so are they magic ? Movie Magic i guess. Good cast and ok acting the story will not win any awards but is a easy watch

3.0