Now You See Me

Now You See Me  Movie ReviewDirected By: Louis Leterrier

Screenplay By: Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt

Story By: Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman

‘Now You See Me’ pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against “The Four Horsemen”, a super-team of world’s greatest illusionists.  “The Four Horsemen” pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one-step ahead of the law.

This movie was amazing.  The story at times felt a little too convoluted and went a little too, especially at those moments when Morgan Freeman explains how the trick is done.  Nevertheless, I applaud that because it keeps the audience mesmerized and drawn into the film.  It was non-stop, you didn’t have a chance as a viewer to sit back and relax because this movie pushes you to the edge of your seat, watching closely to see how the magic trick is done. And that’s the trick in itself, because the closer you look, the easier you are to fool. As you watch the movie, you are drawn in and are part of the experience.  It’s amazing and simply perfectly clever.

The cast was also just as perfect as well. Mark Ruffalo was by far the most amazing character in this movie to do what he did. I can’t say anymore without spoiling it, but he was just, he blew my mind. The rest of the cast as well, they were all great and each complimented one another perfectly. Woody Harrelson was spot on perfect as the washed up magician making a comeback. Oh wait; he was a Mentalist, now that was just hilarious.

Jesse Eisenberg was perfect, the way he reads his lines and acts, I don’t think you can call it acting because he makes it look so effortless, becoming one with the character. This guy truly is a star.

This movie was non-stop, it flowed effortlessly and by the end, you were left breathless. It was so good the way it was written and filmed and the special effects, those were just wow, it looked so real, one has to wonder if they actually taught this cast how to do magic tricks. Just go see this movie, it’s a thrill that keeps you at the edge of your seat. ★★★★ (A-)

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