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Now You See Me (2013)

This is my first time seeing this kind of movie about magician versus cops. For the result, I like it very much to the moon and back, LOL.

Genre : Mystery & Crime
Running time : 1 hour 56 minutes

a brief storyline

The Four Horsemen is a team with 4 magicians who have their own specialties : The illusionist J.Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), The escape woman (ex Atlas' assistant) Hanley Reeves (Isla Fisher), The mentalist Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), and The fast hand expert Jack Wilder (Dave Franco). They then do a great live show of a bank robbery in France (apparently it's real) and give all the robbed-money to audiences. This case leads FBI Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol agent Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent) into an unexplained magician-chasing case. 

"The more you look, the less you see."

a brief review

I really enjoyed watching The Four Horsemen's magic show, eventhough most of the tricks will lead you to many questions on how they do it and for what they do it. It's really entertaining to watch magic tricks into a big scene like this.

Jesse Eisenberg's character as Daniel Atlas is quite similar with his previous character in "Social Network", arrogant and fast chatter. I think he does better acting here than previous because I can see more facial expressions of him. He looks cooler & handsome too. Woody Harrelson is also portraying his character successfully as a rakish mentalist. I like Isla Fisher and Dave Franco too. They are really the perfect casting for this movie.

I don't see the chemsitry between Mark Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent. Totally "zonk". I don't expect any relationship or love affair things between them in the movie. I think Ruffalo's acting is flat. But I like Melanie Laurent france accent though. You will see Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in one scene together, hell yeah. They're really great veteran-actors, hehehe.

I just dissapointed at how the movie ends

a brief enclosure

The main factor why "Now You See Me" is worth to watch is the perfect casts. Morgan Freeman & Michael Caine successfuly make the casts are even more amazing. If you like or curious about magic tricks, you definitely will like this movie. Moreover, it's not only about magic tricks, you also can see some fast-paced action scenes on it. It's really fun to watch. Be prepared and don't take it too seriously about their magic tricks.

Rating : 7.8 / 10


Hello guys, I'm Marchella. I'm a 24 years old part time blogger from Indonesia. I'm also a food lovers. I love everything delicious to see.


  1. My sister asked me if I wanted to go to see this movie but I hadn't heard anything about it. After hearing how much you like it I think I have to see it!
    Davisbabe from Swap-bot Follow me #11

    1. Yeah, I like this movie ;) It's really a new theme for movie world

  2. I was curious about this movie, I saw a preview for it back in December, I think when I saw Django. I like caper movies, and this seemed like a good looking one. I wasn't sure if it was going to be any good though. I'm glad you reviewed it, because I'd totally forgotten about it.

    Stephanie - Follow me 311

    1. At first, the trailer was indeed forgetable. In the end, the movie is quite good for me. If you have time you should try to watch this ;) Thanks Stephanie.