Audio commentary by producer Bobby Cohen and director Louis Leterrier - theatrical version only
"Now You See Me Revealed" featurette
"A Brief History Of Magic" featurette-Blu-ray only
Deleted scenes-Blu-ray only
Now You See Me 3.8 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
What I like about this is the cast. They make the movie watchable. It does have its good moments.
More than 1 year ago
Best movie EVER!!! After I saw this movie, all I could think was "I can't wait to see the sequel." SEQUEL IS COMING!!!!!!
More than 1 year ago
What a delightful, entertaining movie from start to finish!
If you plan to watch, I suggest you do yourself a favor and read as little about this movie as possible. You'll enjoy the imaginative script, entertaining acting and the magic shows much better.
I will say a few things about the movie that won't ruin anyone's surprise. It is my intention not to oversell it, but enthusiastically recommend it.
The fun, imaginative, well thought out story was written by Edward Ricourt and developed for the screen by Mr. Ricourt and Boaz Yaki. It is a light-hearted, multi-layered story with a beautiful platonic relationship. There is a romance, but it does not distract from the story, but helps move it forward.
The acting ensemble is great. It is especially wonderful to see Mark Ruffalo in a leading role. Isla Fisher gives a confident, enthusiastic, powerful and sexy performance without being butch or sleezy, a refreshing change from most leading role actresses who are too skinny, flaunt their sexuality and are robotic and stunted in their performances.
More than 1 year ago
I love movies that use real-life magic as a premise, movies like The Illusionist and The Prestige, so when I first saw the trailer for Now You See Me, it quickly became one of my most anticipated movies of the year. And much to my disappointment, it has now become one of the biggest letdowns of the year.This movie has an all-star cast (Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cain & Dave Franco), intriguing premise and SO much potential. So where did it go wrong? Poor character development, a shoddy script and too much time focusing on befuddling the viewer, for starters. It very much reminded me of The Gangster Squad with it's lack of intellectual integrity and try-too-hard attitude. They turn Agent Rhodes (Ruffalo) into a total buffoon which makes the whole cat and mouse thing a bust. If you're going to use that angle, the opposing forces need to be equally matched, drawing out the suspense. Such was not the case here. And then you expect to see this group of talented actors shine, instead, it's like attempting to pull too many rabbits out of the hat. It's just a bunch of terrific actors who are totally restricted and undervalued. The draw of the film, The Horsemen, are given less screen time than expected and they're really the ones you want to see.Now You See Me promises many things to the viewer but it never delivers upon those promises. It's not cerebrally challenging the way a magic movie should be. The twists and reversals weren't surprising and were completely unbelievable. You didn't see them coming, not because of skillful misdirection as was often implied, but rather because the explanations were crooked and expedient. Especially, near the end as we backtrack through the movie's big events, the reveals are less-than-convincing than if you were to simply believe in real magic. I'll take fantasy over the contrived solutions in this movie.
Now You See Me, like most magic, is all smoke and mirrors with no real substance hiding behind the curtain. Basically, it's just one big turd.Now You See Me is a mix of Robin Hood meets The Prestige---only not quite so good. Sure, it's got all the misdirection that a magic movie should have, but much like bad magic, there's no integrity. Flashy, full of bells and whistles and big personalities, this movie has so much potential. Unfortunately, it completely fails in the execution, rendering it one of my biggest disappointments this year. If you want magic then you should watch The Prestige instead.
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