Director: Louis Leterrier
Summary: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Times Watched: 1
My Experience: Now You See Me has a really good hook, which is the only explanation as to why I sat all the way through it. The first half of the movie, when you’re actually getting to see the bank heists and magic performances, is entertaining. The last half, which is an utterly preposterous and overly-complicated build-up to a super-duper twist ending, is just nauseating. Keeping track of who is on who’s side is almost impossible, and when you find out the answers at the end it’s unsatisfying. Caine and Freeman have a good mano-y-mano conversation early, but their roles aren’t fleshed out. Woody is fun, as usual.
Hard to recommend. Just watch The Sting again.