Movie Reviews

Now You See Me
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 18:17
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I never got further than one lousy card trick that I kept messing up. The magicians that make up The Four Horsemen (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco) on the other hand take it to the next level in their shows  by robbing a bank in Paris while sharing the spoils onstage in Las Vegas. Is it all a trick or is the entire show part of an elaborate heist? That’s exactly what FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and professional trick exposer Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) are trying to do in this Louis Leterrier directed flick.

What follows is a lot of CGI gone wild, some pretty fun action sequences including one rather spectacular scene on the Brookly Bridge and more plot twists than you can shake a magic wand at. It’s all mildly entertaining but at the same time Now You See Me proves how it’s hardly ever a good thing to have more than one screenplay writer involved. Leterrier tries to cover up the confusing storylines by using a lot of swirling cameras but I still haven’t figured out whether I should’ve been rooting for the maverick magicians or the cops.