Now You See Me (2013)
Director: Louis Leterrier
Writers: Booz Yakin, Edward Rico, Ed Solomon
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Melanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Kane / Michael Kelly
Region: USA / France
Language: English / French
Release: 2013-10-10 (Mainland China) / 2013-05-21 (New York premiere) / 2013-05-31 (USA)
series: Now Now You See Me
Length: 115 minutes / 125 minutes (extended version)
Also known as: Very Pirates (Hong Kong) / Superb (Taiwan) / Crossing the Sea / See Me
Rating: IMDB 7.2 / Rotten Tomatoes 50%
In Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps, an unprecedented magic show is taking place in the luxurious performance hall, starring Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Henry Reeves (Isla Fisher), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) and Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) The “Four Horsemen” cooperated seamlessly and stole 3.5 million euro banknotes from a French bank vault in full view, which caused a sensation on the spot and around the world. FBI agent Rod (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent) were ordered to investigate the four, but found nothing. In desperation, they have to turn to the famous debunking magician Bradley (Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman).
Magicians, thieves, and FBI agents, the most exciting contests under the interlacing of light and shadow, are staged again and again…
“Now You See Me” is a 2013 heist thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, and Morgan Freeman. The film follows a group of four magicians known as “The Four Horsemen,” who perform a series of elaborate and seemingly impossible heists while being pursued by an FBI agent and an Interpol detective.
The film begins with the four magicians – J. Daniel Atlas (Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Franco) – being brought together by a mysterious benefactor. The group’s first public performance involves robbing a bank in Paris, where they seemingly transport a member of the audience to the bank vault in Las Vegas and shower the crowd with the stolen money.
As they continue to pull off increasingly ambitious heists, they come under the scrutiny of FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Ruffalo) and Interpol detective Alma Dray (Laurent), who are determined to bring the group to justice. Along the way, the magicians encounter a former magician named Thaddeus Bradley (Freeman), who seeks to expose their secrets to the public.
The film’s intricate plot twists and turns, with the magicians pulling off elaborate illusions that leave both the audience and the authorities baffled. The film’s climax takes place in New York City, where the magicians’ final heist involves stealing money from a wealthy businessman and distributing it to the victims of his fraudulent business practices.
Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, “Now You See Me” was a commercial success, grossing over $350 million worldwide and spawning a sequel, “Now You See Me 2,” in 2016. The film’s blend of thrilling heist action, clever plotting, and impressive visual effects made it a hit with audiences, and its cast of talented actors brought a sense of humor and personality to their roles.