Magic, money and ele­ments of mys­tery

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sleight of hand-pick, pocket-lock spe­cial­ist called Jack Wilder (Dave Franco).

They all end up get­ting a mys­te­ri­ous card invit­ing them to at­tend a spe­cial event in Man­hat- tan, which turns out to be a flat in a large apart­ment build­ing.

The set up for the story is fast­paced, breath­less and en­joy­able to watch.

The next time we see them they have their own show, The Four Horse­men, in Vegas and they have be­come ex­tremely pop­u­lar.

From there they pull the trick of rob­bing a French bank in Paris from the stage of the show in Vegas which puts FBI on them in the shape of Dy­lan Rhodes (Mark Ruf­falo) and his side­kick from In­ter­pol Alma Dray (Me­lanie Lau­rent).

Mor­gan Free­man stars as the know-it-all re­tired ma­gi­cian Thad­deus Bradley, who turns from mak­ing films about how the fa­mous ma­gi­cians do their tricks to help­ing the FBI catch them af­ter he is of­fered a large some of cash.

Now You See Me could eas­ily be the year’s best movie for pure unadul­ter­ated fun with an in­trigu­ing script and ex­cel­lent per­for­mances by an all-star cast.

This re­view was sourced from

MA­GI­CIAN MAGIC: Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisen­berg, Woody Har­rel­son and Dave Franco in a scene from the movie Now You See Me which opened at Bowen Sum­mer­gar­den Cinemas last Thurs­day. Photo by Barry Wetcher.

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