"The closer you look, the less you'll see." ~ Now You See Me
To be honest, the 2013 crime drama, Now You See Me, was off my radar. It was a reader that suggested the film (and its sequel) to me, and when I saw the cast, I was more than curious about it. The film is a very clever story of four street magicians who are brought together for an elaborate scheme of pulling off some of the most unbelievable heists. While on stage, in front of sold-out crowds, the group, who calls themselves The Four Horsemen, successfully pulls off some of the most mind-boggling illusions, including bank robberies - all to the benefit of the audience.
But how are they doing it? Their so-called trick does not go unnoticed by the FBI and Interpol, but how do officials prove the unexplainable. Mark Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent play the lead investigators in this very tricky case against the magicians, played by Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Isla Fisher, and Woody Harrelson.
"Come in close, because the more you think you see, the easier it will be to fool you." ~ Now You See Me
The only hope officials have is if they can convince retired magician, Thaddeus Bradley (played by Morgan Freeman - yep, told you the cast was amazing), to offer his explanation as to how the four are pulling off these massive heists. Michael Caine also stars in this high-energy, entertaining film that has you wondering the whole time, just who is playing whom?
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Now You See Me is the ultimate game of deception, and even has action including a high-speed pursuit. The film definitely kept my attention, and I am looking forward to seeing the sequel. If you're looking for a fun, light film, you will want to give this one a try.
The film is rate PG-13 for language, some action, and sexual content.