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Now You See Me 2013 Movie Review and Film Critique.

Updated on June 1, 2013

Now You See Me 2013 (film critique)

Now You See Me 2013 Film Critique and Movie Review.
Now You See Me 2013 Film Critique and Movie Review. | Source

Flick Facts

PG 13

Run Time 115 minutes

Filmed in Las Vegas Nevada.

Starring:

  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Dave Franco
  • James Ruffalo
  • Isla Fisher
  • Michael Caine
  • Melanie Laurent
  • Louis Leterrier DIrector

Highly Entertaining.

4 stars for Now You See Me

The Four Horsemen ... Stick up Artists or Illusionists?


This is a movie about a group of magicians who call themselves The Four Horsemen.

The Four Horsemen are none other than this magnificent cast:

  • Woody Harrelson
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Isla Fisher
  • Dave Franco

Woody Harrelson plays a Mentalist by the name of Merrit Osbourne.

Jesse Eisenberg plays a Master of Illusion by the name of Michael Atlas.

Isla Fisher plays an Escape Artist by the awesome name of Henley.

Dave Franco plays the Street Magician by the name of Jack.


Wallet thieves, Lock pickers, Escape Artists, Mental Readings, Tarot Cards, Big Bubbles, Card Slicers, Bank Robbing and Burning Bodies are just a few of the perks that tie this mind twisting movie together.




Sleight of hand or Slight Of Mind? Now You See Me ...

Slight of Hand
Slight of Hand | Source
Bound Underwater
Bound Underwater | Source
The Mentalist
The Mentalist | Source
Slicing the Deck
Slicing the Deck | Source
Under Arrest
Under Arrest | Source

Magic or Targeted Deception?

Questions and Conflict

  1. Is there a 5th Horseman?
  2. And if so, Who Is It?
  3. Who is one step ahead of the game?
  4. And who is two steps behind the rest?
  5. Is the movie about Magic or Delightfully Designed Deception?

If you are like me, this movie will blow your mind as you witness the slight of hand twists and turns that tumble questions and answers around in your brain as you second guess your resolve every passing moment.

SORRY NO SPOILERS HERE!

Who Done It?

Who is One Step Ahead?

Who Is Two Steps Behind?

This movie will ask and answer these questions and more while leaving you scratching your head at how they did it.

"There is no possible way all of that could really happen, this is a kid's movie" Is what I said to myself in the beginning.

As I continued to watch, though, the plot began to thicken, things began to make some sense in the mind of a genius.

As the movie continued to unfold, more twists were spun around every corner, leaving me to applaud the creativity that is responsible for weaving this flick together.

So, Who Done It?

How Did They Do It?

Who Is One Step Ahead?

Who Is Two Steps Behind?

Is It Magic Or Deception at it's Finest?

You Decide...

More Awesome Cast and Crew

Michael Caine - a money driven scam artist or is he the 5th Horseman?
Michael Caine - a money driven scam artist or is he the 5th Horseman? | Source
Melanie Laurent - a Rookie French Cop or is she the 5th Horseman?
Melanie Laurent - a Rookie French Cop or is she the 5th Horseman? | Source
Skeptic or is he the 5th Horseman?
Skeptic or is he the 5th Horseman? | Source
An FBI agent or is he the 5th Horseman?
An FBI agent or is he the 5th Horseman? | Source

These Two Have Broken Out Of Their Bat Shell.

Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman among the cast of Batman Begins.
Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman among the cast of Batman Begins. | Source

Movie Trivia


  • You can see Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman together in Batman Begins.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (the star in the movie Donnie Darko 2001) was offered the role of the FBI agent in Now You See Me but he graciously declined. The role was then given to Mark Ruffalo.



Now You Don't

In this movie you will see balloon animals, bunny rabbits, ping pong balls, mirror boxes, teleporting helmets, bank safes, vaults, flash paper, card tricks, slight of hand, high speed car chases, escape artists, two bit street magicians, thievery, lock pickers, wallet snatchers, skeptics, believers, cops, robbers, heroes, crooks, jail cells, phone bugs, mind warps, big cash, magic curtains, flesh eating fish, guns, blood, fight scenes, a gorgeous assistant, an eye that gives instructions, a Mentalist and of course ... Magic... or is Deception a more accurate term?

But, the one question that I am left with is what was up with the Carousel though?


These Two Are Back Together Again from Zombie Land to Now You See Me.

This is by far one of my favorite movies starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg in ZombieLand.
This is by far one of my favorite movies starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg in ZombieLand. | Source

Do You Remember All The Rules Of Zombie Land?

  1. Cardio
  2. The Double Tap
  3. Beware of Bathrooms
  4. Wear Seat Belts
  5. No Attachments
  6. The “Skillet”
  7. Travel Light
  8. Get a Kick Ass Partner
  9. With your Bare Hands
  10. Don’t Swing Low
  11. Use Your Foot
  12. Bounty Paper Towels
  13. Shake it Off
  14. Always carry a change of underwear
  15. Bowling Ball
  16. Opportunity Knocks
  17. Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
  18. Limber Up
  19. Break it Up
  20. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
  21. Avoid Strip Clubs
  22. When in doubt Know your way out
  23. Zipplock
  24. Use your thumbs
  25. Shoot First
  26. A little sun screen never hurt anybody
  27. Incoming!
  28. Double-Knot your Shoes
  29. The Buddy System
  30. Pack your stain stick
  31. Check the back seat
  32. Enjoy the little things
  33. Swiss army Knife


http://www.zombielandrules.com/

Now You See Me

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Do You See Your Card?

Illusion, Magic, Deception, Trickery or Genius?
Illusion, Magic, Deception, Trickery or Genius? | Source

DIRECTOR Louis Leterrier

Also the Director of The Hulk.
Also the Director of The Hulk. | Source
The Hulk Directed by Louis Leterrier
The Hulk Directed by Louis Leterrier | Source

Another Epic Movie Directed By Louis Leterrier

I find it a bit difficult to write much about the movie without spoiling it for you before you see it.

If you are thinking about seeing this movie but have not made up your mind, there are a few slight things to consider.

If you like movies that include

  • Magic & Illusion
  • an awesome cast
  • Twists that leave you dumbfounded
  • Hanging on to the edge of your seat
  • Master minded Creativity

Then you will find this movie highly enjoyable and entertaining directed by Louis Leterrier.


Louis Leterrier Filmography

2013
Now You See Me
DIrector
2010
Clash Of The Titans
Director
2008
The Hulk
Director
2005
Transporter 2
Director
2005
Unleashed
Director
2002
Transporter
Director
2012
Wrath Of The Titans
Producer
Louis Leterrier born in Paris France June 17, 1973

Let's End This Review With A Fight Scene ...

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      Paula 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Aplethora, wow, what a great hub this is! I have to say that I am hoping to see this movie very soon. My son wants to go and see it and so I looked it up recently. I saw a trailer, and thought wow, how interesting! Not your run of the mill idea for a movie at all. You have a great hub here, makes me want to see it even more. Thanks for sharing.

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      AngPow 3 years ago from North Cali

      Oceansnsunsets This movie is pretty creative. Definitely not your normal movie plot, but that is what I look for in movies. As in writing and reading ... Something New and Refreshing, that isn't saturated and played out all over the place. I was proud to take my daughter to see the very first release of this movie at noon. We felt kinda special :) Thank you for visiting!

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