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Monday, June 3, 2013

Now You See Me

James and Dave Franco
Now You See Me is a light thriller about a team of four magicians: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco (James’ Brother) who are pursued by by an FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) because they are up to something. We also have the two most overworked actors alive, Morgan Freeman and Michael Cane, in supporting roles.

This summertime flick isn’t really that moving, emotionally, but everything else really moves — from the dizzying camerawork to the zippy dialogue to the non-stop surprises. Audiences will clearly be dazzled and intrigued by the reason these magicians have come together until the end. I was. But when the secrets are revealed, quite messily, it all seemed so pointless. No wonder magicians never reveal their secrets.

Simply put: Intriguing movie that keeps you guessing — until logic completely vanishes

Award potential: None. Not that they were trying.

The ten buck review: Near Movie Magic, but not worth ten bucks. 

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