7/05/2013

Move Review: Now You See Me (2013)


Now You See Me is a test of patience-- it's quite an annoying film, but the ending makes up for it.

The film about magicians scheming to rob a bank and get away from the cops is entertaining, but with very few characters that are actually likable, I think most people will see it as a so-so film. The "heroes" in the film (played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) are illusionists with a specialized skillset and most of the time, they are bickering and unwatchable on screen. If rom-coms need romantic chemistry, this film needed team chemistry.

But after almost two hours, there is a satisfying payoff and almost makes up for the majority of the film. Like a magician, David Lettier's prestige for the film made me want to slow clap.

Now You See Me is uneven in so many ways that it needed a sleight of hand ending to pull it off. And that is really annoying.


Rating: 2.5/5
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