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A magic super-group perform a pair of high-tech, high-
profile magic shows, baffling the authorities with their intricately planned
capers. FBI Agents are determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes -- and to stop them
before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist.
Thriller - This is an ensemble caper thriller that pretty well balances its
screen time across its all-star cast though Mark Ruffalo, Jesse
Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent, and Morgan Freeman get the most focal
tricks play a strong part but no actual fantasy magic. Language,
adult subject matter, and some violence make the film too intense for
PROFANITY: 11 S-words; 3 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief clothed sensuality. VIOLENCE: Some pushes and hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Fairly frequent alcohol. ACTION: Chases and an explosion. COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks, sometimes suggestive.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 172 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:All but one loved "Now You See Me."
TEENS:GREAT REVIEWS! Both the males and females loved "Now You See Me."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Approximately, three-quarters of the males and females enjoyed "Now You See Me" very much. The remaining quarter felt it was only an "average" movie, which is slightly disappointing, but not bad.
ADULTS:Over half of both the males and females loved "Now You See Me." Another 20% enjoyed it very much. The last 20%, or so, rated it average with a few rating it low to very low.
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech, high-
profile magic shows, first amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white-collar
criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members' bank accounts, baffling the authorities with their intricately planned
FBI Special Agent Dylan Hobbs (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes -- and to stop them
before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he's forced to partner with Alma (Melanie Laurent), an
Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation, he turns to Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman), a famed
magic debunker, who claims the Paris bank trick was actually a meticulously planned illusion. Dylan and Alma begin to wonder if the
Horsemen have an outside point person. If so, finding him (or her) would be the key to ending the magicians' crime spree. But who
could it be? Or could it really be... magic?
As pressure mounts and the world awaits the Horsemen's spectacular final trick, Dylan and Alma race to stay one step
ahead of the magicians. But it soon becomes clear that outmaneuvering these masters of illusion is beyond the skills of any one
man -- or woman.