Now You See Me This fast and airy thriller about a team of four magicians is an engagingly preposterous high-wire act. It never stops moving (the camerawork, dialogue, and… Now You See Me This fast and airy thriller about a team of four magicians is an engagingly preposterous high-wire act. It never stops moving (the camerawork, dialogue, and… 2013-05-31 PG-13 PT116M Suspense Thriller Jesse Eisenberg Isla Fisher Morgan Freeman Woody Harrelson Mark Ruffalo Lionsgate
Movie Review

Now You See Me (2013)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Movie Guide | ...NOW YOU DON'T Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Woody Harrelson play a group of magicians who also have a penchant for robbing banks
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...NOW YOU DON'T Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Woody Harrelson play a group of magicians who also have a penchant for robbing banks
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 31, 2013; Rated: PG-13; Length: 116 Minutes; Genres: Suspense, Thriller; With: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo; Distributor: Lionsgate

This fast and airy thriller about a team of four magicians is an engagingly preposterous high-wire act. It never stops moving (the camerawork, dialogue, and plot twists keep rushing at you), and it's exceedingly clever — at least when it bothers to make sense, which is about two-thirds of the time. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as an arrogant card sharp, Woody Harrelson as a mentalist who can divine anyone's secrets, Isla Fisher as a lady-vixen David Copperfield, and Dave Franco as a wizardly thief. A mysterious leader brings the four of them together to do a high-powered Las Vegas act that climaxes in amazing on-stage bank thefts. Which is why a testy FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) is soon on their trail. The agent gets teamed with a French Interpol officer (Mélanie Laurent) he can't stop flirtatiously fighting with, but his real battle is with the demon-prank illusionists whose every move is destined to outwit him. At times, Now You See Me suggests Christopher Nolan's The Prestige made with a throwaway wink. The actors, including Morgan Freeman as an anti-showman devoted to revealing the magicians' secrets, look like they're having so much fun that you can forgive the periodic arbitrariness of it all. B
Originally posted May 30, 2013
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Weekend of Aug 24 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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1.
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$17.6 4 $251.9 A-
2. $16.8 3 $145.6 C+
3.
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$16.4 1 $16.4 C-
4. $11.0 2 $45.2 F
5. $9.0 1 $9.0 NA
6.
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$6.7 2 $24.1 C-
7.
The Expendables 3
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$6.6 2 $27.5 B
8. $6.5 1 $6.5 C+
9.
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$5.6 3 $32.7 B
10.
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$3.8 3 $38.3 D+
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