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This is one of a few reasons the movie doesn't quite gel, despite being very entertaining. Dylan and Alma turn to Thaddeus Bradley Morgan Freemana former magician and now a popular video host who makes millions of dollars exposing the tricks behind magic acts.

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Flash forward to Las Vegas a year later, where the four now perform as a headlining act called the Four Horsemen. Had the movie ended by simply revealing that the four were wizards, it would be more believable. By the time Dylan, Alma, and Thaddeus find the safe it had just been stolen and loaded into a truck. Popular Blog Posts. Thaddeus demonstrates how the Horsemen used a mock vault under the Las Vegas stage, and explains that the group must have stolen the money in Paris before it arrived at the bank, and replaced it with flash paper which ignited but left no residue as evidence. The three Horseman jump, turning into a shower of money over the crowd. They quickly apprehend the truck, arrange for it to be delivered to its arranged destination, and Dylan hides inside. Daniel Atlas Jesse Eisenberg , Henley Reeves Isla Fisher , Merritt McKinney Woody Harrelson , and Jack Wilder Dave Franco are four small-time magicians, escape artists, and mentalists who are recruited by an anonymous leader to execute a series of increasingly explanation-defying, crowd-pleasing tricks as a group called the Four Horsemen. The movie opens by introducing the four leads: a cocky street magician Jesse Eisenberg ; his former assistant Isla Fisher , whose solo act focuses on gory stunts; a once-famous mentalist Woody Harrelson who's been reduced to using cold reading and hypnosis to shake down people for cash; and a sleight-of-hand artist Dave Franco , brother of James who moonlights as a pickpocket. The next day, the magicians are brought in for questioning by the FBI; it seems the audience member's bank has been robbed, and a prop used in the magic act has been found at the scene. And neither is the former-magician-turned-professional-debunker Morgan Freeman who's on their case. The audience member is told to turn on the vault's ventilation system, which sucks up a palette of Euros; a few seconds later, the bills rain down over the audience. Dylan discovers his cellphone has been stolen and bugged by the Horsemen, allowing them to access the FBI servers and remain ahead of the investigation.

It's here that Leterrier seems to really be in his element; a lengthy fight scene where Franco fends off FBI agents using throwing cards and sleight-of-hand tricks is as poppy and kinetic as anything in "The Transporter. She finds out that one of the Eye's members, Lionel Shrike, had previously been exposed by Thaddeus, but died in a locked-safe escape trick he was performing in an attempt to regain his standing.

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She was able to untangle the chain and get out of the tank safely. Add to that a puzzling secondary storyline about a budding romance who cares? That, however, wouldn't be as fun.

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The movie, which began as "just" a bank-robbing magician story, eventually becomes a narrative Rube Goldberg contraption; conspiracies, secret identities, decades-old vendettas, and occult brotherhoods are involved. Now You See Me does that, in some ways, but neglects to do so when it's most crucial -- it unmasks some of the trickery, but not all of it -- demanding viewers to continue to suspend their disbelief and rely on belated explanations rather than find out on their own. A billionaire mogul Michael Caine bankrolls their act, but even he isn't part of the inner circle. In the end, he is revealed to be an illusionist, a member of the Eye himself, Lionel Shrike's son and the mastermind behind the entire heist mission. Advertisement There is, of course, an explanation for the heist — and it isn't "magic" — but said explanation doesn't so much strain credibility as negate it. The money is counterfeit, but the audience's race to collect it prevents the authorities from tracking the real Horsemen. Just as unusually — at least for an effects-heavy production — it's shot on celluloid with anamorphic lenses. Now You See Me unmasks some magic tricks, including some fairly elaborate illusions that people readily believe. Cast[ edit ] Jesse Eisenberg as J.

Dylan and Alma attempt to apprehend the four, but the magicians elude arrest. Now You See Me unmasks some magic tricks, including some fairly elaborate illusions that people readily believe. Dylan quietly walks away, leaving Thaddeus shouting "Why?

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Plot[ edit ] Four stage magicians , J. The second half of the movie is effectively one long, protracted chase, with Ruffalo and Laurent always a few steps behind the Four Horsemen. Advertisement There is, of course, an explanation for the heist — and it isn't "magic" — but said explanation doesn't so much strain credibility as negate it. In the end, he is revealed to be an illusionist, a member of the Eye himself, Lionel Shrike's son and the mastermind behind the entire heist mission. Families can talk about why the Four Horsemen did what they did. Less smoke and mirrors and more substance could have made this film a more memorable romp. She was able to untangle the chain and get out of the tank safely.

Can you think of other law-breaking characters who are presented sympathetically? The audience member is told to turn on the vault's ventilation system, which sucks up a palette of Euros; a few seconds later, the bills rain down over the audience.

The money is counterfeit, but the audience's race to collect it prevents the authorities from tracking the real Horsemen.

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The two question the magicians but have no evidence to hold them. The second half of the movie is effectively one long, protracted chase, with Ruffalo and Laurent always a few steps behind the Four Horsemen. Dylan is unable to save Jack, but manages to recover the papers, pointing to the Horsemen's next planned crime, stealing millions of dollars in cash out of a large safe of the Elkhorn company. Dylan speaks to Thaddeus in jail, where Thaddeus slowly comes to realize that Alma's theory was correct, and Dylan was the fifth Horseman. Dylan quietly walks away, leaving Thaddeus shouting "Why? Middle-aged, McKinney is the oldest of the Four Horsemen. The next day, the magicians are brought in for questioning by the FBI; it seems the audience member's bank has been robbed, and a prop used in the magic act has been found at the scene. The three Horseman jump, turning into a shower of money over the crowd. Alma suspects a fifth person is aiding the Horsemen. Dylan discovers his cellphone has been stolen and bugged by the Horsemen, allowing them to access the FBI servers and remain ahead of the investigation. Much of what makes "Now You See Me" so entertaining — in a gaudy, disposable, Vegas act sort of way — is its ever-escalating ridiculousness. There their final trick appears to transfer over million dollars from Tressler's private accounts to those in the audience, made up of people that were denied insurance claims by Tressler's company in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. And neither is the former-magician-turned-professional-debunker Morgan Freeman who's on their case. The euros are shown to be real, and the vault in Paris is found to be empty of its recent shipment of euros. The Horsemen broadcast that they will perform their final show that night at 5 Pointz , inviting the public to attend.

Alma investigates the Horsemen and determines they are connected to a group called the Eye, a small group of magicians that claim to have access to real magic and only accept the best of the best magicians, who have to be invited and pass tests.

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