Now You See Me


Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horseman, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Vargas of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see.

Director: Louis Leterrier

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg,Morgan Freeman,Mark Ruffalo,Isla Fisher

Runtime: 115

A magic film that, for once, doesn’t just portray cliché tricks but instead brings a blend of brilliant illusions with nail-biting action.

The story follows four talented magicians who are brought together by an anonymous source to an obscure location full of secrets. Later appearing as the ‘Four Horseman’, their ridiculous performances cause an exciting chase between the magicians and the FBI all with the knowledge that there is a mysterious agenda that will keep you guessing throughout the film.

This film is funny and very clever, full of tricks, illusions and guile. Roll on the sequel.

by Tash hmv London