Now You See Me is a magical ride through the investigation of a crime. It's got everything you'd expect in a criminal versus cop caper film, car chases, foot chases, electronic chases, hand to hand combat and terse phone calls, but with a little bit of that special something; magic.
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Set (and filmed) in Las Vegas, New Orleans and New York, Now You See Me follows four gifted magicians, all with different specialties who have been brought together by a mysterious individual who has made their combined act strong and they themselves very famous as The Four Horsemen, a hitherto unseen force in theatrical magic. Three big shows, set in these three big cities, start a game of chess with the FBI and Interpol, with crimes being committed globally, and only tricks instead of trails to follow.
Seven steps ahead are the magicians, and one step behind, to help the FBI is Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) an equally famous "magic" de-bunker helping the feds make sense of the smoke and mirrors they find themselves drawn into and tricked by. Soon they catch up, so they can be ready for the showdown, the final performance and the greatest deception of them all.
This magical masterpiece boasts an absolutely all star cast including Golden Globe winners Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, helped out by the gorgeous Isla Fisher and Melanie Laurent and backed up by comedy double tap of Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson together again for the first time since 2009 box office hit Zombieland.
Visually thrilling and extremely well thought-out and executed, it's definitely worth catching on the big screen. I was a little disappointed by the ending, but that may have been my desire for the magic to never be explained, and for it to just keep going forever. I am certainly hoping for a sequel.