Now You See Me – Review

Come in close…because the more you think you see, the easier it’ll be to fool you!”

The art of magic and illusion has captivated audiences for centuries, opening our eyes to another world full of limitless possibilities – perhaps this is why it translates to the silver screen with such ease.

Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Written by: Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fischer, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Run time: 115 mins

When four of the world’s most gifted illusionists team together to showcase the greatest magic show on the planet, it’s not long before their presence and motives come to the attention of the FBI special agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), who launches a full-scale operation to outsmart and capture the ‘Four Horseman’, as they have now come to be known, after they mysteriously pull off a series of public bank heists.

(L-R) Michael Caine, Isla Fischer, Dave Franco, and Woody Harrelson star in Now You See Me (2013).

Guided by an unknown fifth horseman, J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Henley Reeves (Isla Fischer), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) take their gifts to the limit of what we perceive is reality.

Sleek, stylish, and utterly entertaining from start to finish, Now You See Me has quickly become a box-office smash worldwide, gripping audiences with its mind-blowing illusions and special effects, that bring the art of magic alive like never before – and with twists and turns that will keep you guessing all the way to the end, this is a front row seat you cannot afford to miss.