Quick Hits Movie Review:‭ ‬“Now You See Me‭”

Photo Credit: Photo by Barry Wetcher, SMPSP – © 2013 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

The latest dazzling display from director Louis Leterrier‭ (‬The Transporter,‭ ‬The Incredible Hulk‭) ‬is a little over the top,‭ ‬to say the least.‭  ‬“Now You See Me‭”‬ is a about four magicians,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Daniel Atlas‭ (‬Jesse Eisenberg‭)‬,‭ ‬Merritt McKinney‭ (‬Woody Harrelson‭)‬,‭ ‬Henley Reeves‭ (‬Isla Fisher‭)‬,‭ ‬and Jack Wilder‭ (‬Dave Franco‭)‬,‭ ‬each with their own special ability.‭  ‬One day they all receive a card from an anonymous person who leads‭ ‬them‭ ‬to perform shows as The Four Horsemen.‭ ‬They quickly dazzle‭ ‬the crowd by...‭ ‬well you will have to see the movie to figure that out.‭  ‬Throughout the film you will try to figure out who‭ ‬is behind their devious scams.‭ ‬Is it the benefactor Arthur Tressler‭ (‬Michael Caine‭)? ‬Is it the jealous ex-magician Thaddeus Bradley‭ (‬Morgan Freeman‭)? ‬Or the beautiful‭ ‬Alma Dray‭ (‬Mélanie Laurent‭) ‬who happens to show up right when the case starts to help detective Dylan Rhodes‭ (‬Mark Ruffalo‭)? 

“Now You See Me‭”‬ is a fun film with its twists and turns and flashing lights.‭  ‬To me,‭ ‬the film was a little too ridiculous with some questions of doubt,‭ ‬but it was entertaining and that‭’‬s what matters.‭  ‬The acting was great and Harrelson has been making me laugh ever since‭ ‬“King Pin‭”‬.‭  ‬I give this movie three stars and suggest you see it.

Theater vs.‭ ‬Home Release:‭  ‬Home Release