Now you see me. Now you don’t. A common phrase among illusionists, although many never actually disappear. In Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me (starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Mélanie Laurent, and Morgan Freeman), a group of four magicians, mostly strangers to one another, unite together to become the Four Horsemen. They receive mysterious cards that tell them what to do, including to rob a bank. They are pursued by FBI and Interpol agents Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Alma Dray (Mélanie Laurent), and the ending has a nice little surprise twist!
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this movie a 9.5. I loved how they incorporated magic and crime/mystery into the same show. It was very unique. Also, it was ambiguous whether the viewer should be rooting for the Horsemen or the FBI, as they detailed each of their lives separately, showing both their weaknesses and strengths. I thoroughly enjoyed this film for its action, suspense and… well, its magic!
The closer you look, the less you see.
-J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg)
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