Watch: Now You See Me 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold-out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts F.B.I. Agents Dylan Rhodes and Interpol Agent Alma Dray on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves to be difficult to solve, even with the insights of professional illusion exposer Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems to be, with illusions, dark secrets, and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see..
Plot: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
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The closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see.
Now You See Me is directed by Louis Leterrier and collectively written by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Michael Kelly. Music is by Brian Tyler and cinematography by Mitchell Amundsen and Larry Fong.
An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective are tracking a team of illusionists who appear to be pulling off bank heists during their performances. Real magic? Or elaborate criminology?.
We are in the realm of the fantastical, where illusions and impossible tricks reside. It’s a nifty backdrop to this splendidly flashy slice of misdirection hokum. Our four magicians, each with their own personal skills – and calling themselves “The Four Horsemen” – enact a number of elaborate stage shows that has all members of the law baffled.
Their rich benefactor played by Caine, is smug about his charges, Freeman is the myth buster trying to unearth the secrets of the “four”, while the cops are constantly pulling their hair out. What does it all mean? How will it pan out at the end?. Well it’s great fun, the tricks are expertly staged, the cast give gravitas to their respective characters, if only the big reveal at the end wasn’t a bit too far out there…
There’s a bit of a steal and a nod to another heist caper film, while that finale can make or break your overall opinion of the piece. Yet the journey is so enjoyable and intriguing, it’s kind of forgivable anyway… 8/10
Lot’s of FX and no story. Flat characters and poorly told.
trying desperately hard to be more intelligent than it is
Overall a showman of a film. Flashy, loud with bells and whistles and big personalities, an exciting premise… illusionists rob banks using (supposed) magic but the four horsemen are just puppets in a game, but the hype is more than the substance of the film itself.
You’d expect suspense, twists, intelligent plot misdirection and all sorts of thrilling viewing? No. This film tries to be a lot more intelligent than it actually is. Like Atlas (Eisenberg) says, “Always be the most intelligent person in the room” or something similar, this film thinks it is being intelligent but actually it’s not challenging enough. It gives too much away, isn’t as unpredictable as it should be (really, you couldn’t see that ending coming?) and just isn’t as clever as it promises. The tricks I really wanted explaining weren’t… the ones that were more obvious, were explained. The ending actually isn’t a denouement, as it’s been laying clues all along – and anyone who’s seen a lot of films can see the “twists” coming a mile away. I focus on the twists and reveal because as a heist movie, the end is the big reveal. But, unlike Oceans Eleven, for example, it has more or less handed it to you on a plate already.
The actors were good. Morgan Freeman and Woody Harrelson stealing the show, of course, with Dave Franco doing a bang up job with some incredible physical acting, stunts and so forth. I’m afraid Jesse Eisenberg didn’t convince in his character and was annoying after a while, Franco rather underutilised really. Isla Fisher was good but clearly the “glamour” rather than a serious character, which was a shame as she was good.
This was supposed to be a big blockbuster film, big back drops, epic stunts and huge crowd scenes, but it failed to deliver. As heist/magic genre films go it’s not that great, and The Prestige was far more cerebral and gripping. Entertaining to a point but I got a bit bored, and some of the scenes were too long – chases etc. If you are a fan of heist films or magic you’ll enjoy it, or are a fan of particular actors, or will just enjoy it for what it is and don’t want to be challenged intellectually, it’s a great film. I think Hollywood endings are just too commonplace. 6/10 for me.
Unique, Keeps You on the Edge of Your Seat with All its Twists and Turns
I absolutely love this film. “Now You See Me” is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. “Now You See Me” tells the story of a group of magicians called The Four Horsemen who use their skills to pull off some of the greatest international robberies of their generation. Featuring Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKenny (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), the Four Horsemen make a dream team of street magicians. Since they have made their stunts public, allowing the world to “witness” the robberies, authorities are in hot pursuit of the four, now wanted criminals. Detective Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is accompanied in his search for the illusive magicians by Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) and French detective Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent). Will the Four Horsemen be able to pull of their final act without being caught, or will it be curtains for the criminal performers?
The plot is so original and full of fresh ideas and witty comedy. I love how fast paced this film is, I swear there isn’t a dull moment from beginning to end. The plot itself has so many twists and turns it should be a pretzel, but it keeps the audience guessing the whole time and hits you with major shock factor. The acting in this film is incredible. It features a group of incredible actors – Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson and many others. I love how each character has a unique quirk and personality that you can really see, but they all work together so well. The cinematography and special effects in this film are phenomenal. It is bursting with rich colors and textures, drawing you into the magic and making the illusions appear so real. The soundtrack is also amazing. It is suits each scene very well, while keeping a consistent theme and feel throughout the movie. “Now You See Me” is definitely not one to miss.
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite character because I love all of the Horsemen, but when it comes down to it I have to say I like the characters Daniel Atlas and Jack Wilder. Daniel, played by Jesse Eisenberg, often tries to assert himself as the head of the Four Horsemen. He is controlling, very specific and difficult to deal with, but he is also the funniest character which is attributed to all of his demanding qualities. I love every film Jesse Eisenberg is in and I think he is perfect for the role of Daniel Atlas. I also like Jack Wilder, played by Dave Franco, because he is the craftiest of the magicians. He isn’t the “card trick” or “read your mind” type, he’s just a good old fashioned pick-pocket for whom no door is ever locked.. He is sort of the “muscle” to the operation because he is able to help the horsemen get out of tight situations and he is also very funny.
My favorite scene is when the Four Horsemen have to escape from the FBI after their second robbery. Jack Wilder has to stay behind to burn secret files. When he has an unexpected run-in with Detective Rhodes, an action filled fight sequence and high speed chase follow. This scene is filled with suspense, action and incredible stunts and it shows that the Horsemen are always two steps ahead.
I recommend this film for ages 12+ because of violence and mild mature language. Overall I give “Now You See Me” 5 out of 5 stars.
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Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min), 2 hr 5 min (125 min) (extended edition)
Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Louis Leterrier
Writer Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo
Country United States, France
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo, C- and G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision C- and G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, C- and G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and G-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color and prints)
Film Length 3,164 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema