Movie Review: Now you See Me

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Details from IMDB:

 

Now You See Me (2013)

115 min  -  Crime | Thriller  -  31 May 2013 (USA)

Ratings: 7.4/10 from 7,193 users   Metascore: 50/100
Reviews: 56 user | 75 critic | 30 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Louis Leterrier

Writers:

Ed Solomon (screenplay), Boaz Yakin (screenplay), 3 more credits »

Stars:

Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson | See full cast and crew

Initial Thoughts:

So last weekend my wife and I were in the mood for a movie. There wasn’t a lot to choose from and since this one got a little better reviews (at least from what I heard) than The Great Gatsby we decided to go. Also I do enjoy movies about magic and magicians and it had some good actors to boot Smile.

Main Points:

The movie is a little slow getting started but around the 30 minute mark falls into a nice groove. All the actors do a good job and the story is interesting enough to keep your attention. I like how they did a trick and then showed you how it was done (well not every trick of course Winking smile To say anymore I’ll give my usual…

SPOILER ALERT!

Okay so the big twist in this movie is that the FBI agent who’s investigating the magicians (played quite well by Mark Ruffalo) is actually a master magician himself and has been duping the group (and the audience) the whole time! I’m pretty good at guessing stuff in movies but I didn’t see this coming, which was a good thing Hot smile. The fact that the “Four Horsemen” (as the group is called in the movie) is admitted into a secret organization called “The Eye” was also enjoyable.

Final Thoughts:

Aside from Ruffalo I was glued to Isla Fisher and Melanie Laurent (what can I say? Blondes and redheads do it for me Vampire bat). Also Laurent with that French accent…mmmm Open-mouthed smile. Ok enough drooling, the movie certainty won’t win any awards but it’s a nice summer popcorn flick with a little bit of extra depth and some nice special effects. A solid 7/10 from me and a recommendation to anyone looking for some light entertainment (and is also waiting for the new Superman movie like me! Smile) Thumbs up. Until next time (and hey I’m taking a little trip, so it could be a book review!) I am as always…

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