Sunday, June 9, 2013

Now You See Me (2013)

Director: Louis Leterrier. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine. 115 min. Rated PG-13. Crime/Thriller.

Heist movies are always fun. Always. But this one adds a touch of magic, and even reaches out for a Life of Pi-like message: do you want to believe in magic and enjoy the fun, or root out the tricks and spoil it all? Perfect casting, dizzying camerawork, an exhilarating soundtrack that keeps you on your toes, and no SFX distractions (unless obviously needed in a story about magicians), make this a most memorable, fun summer movie. Ashamed how late I'm finally realizing, what a great actor Woody Harrelson is.

PS: Whenever I see Melanie Laurent, I want to shout: "Au revoir, Shoshana!!!"

PS #2: Thank you, Mohi, for the recommendation. I almost missed watching this in the theater. Movie critics ironically appear unable to enjoy movies.

Mo says:


  1. It seems audience ratings on the tomatometer should also be taken into account next to (if not instead of) the critics'.

  2. Maybe from now on I should keep a track of that also ... although that would horrifyingly push the Twilight movies to the top of any list.

  3. I really didn't like the surprise at the end I mean as soon as we find out the FBI agent is the master mind behind this, It just didn't make sense to me.

  4. Reza jaan, it was a story about magicians. You need to "suspend belief"!