Derek Winnert

Now You See Me *** (2013, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman) – Movie Review

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Mark Ruffalo and Mélanie Laurent star as FBI agent Dylan Rhodes and Interpol detective Alma Dray, who investigate a team of illusionists (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco). While performing in Las Vegas, the quartet declare that they will rob a bank and invite an audience member to be teleported to Paris in order to do it.

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Director Louis Leterrier’s slick and handsomely produced 2013 caper thriller offers flashy sleight of hand and occasionally a touch of real movie magic. The cast is first rate and the plot is ingenious, even if the ending is frustratingly unsatisfying and full of loose ends.

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Still, it is mostly great fun and does the trick! Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman also star as Arthur Tressler and Thaddeus Bradley.

It has got a sequel up its sleeve – Now You See Me 2 (2016) – for a 2014 production and release on 10 June 2016 in the US and 4 July 2016 in the UK.

© Derek Winnert 2014 Movie Review.

Link to Derek Winnert’s home page for more film reviews: http://derekwinnert.com/

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