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Now You See Me (Extended Edition) [Blu-ray]
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98 of 113 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2013
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Compare with the original cut, the story and relationship among characters are much more intense and make sense better!
I watched Now you see me 3 times in the theater and bought the bluray/dvd combo, yeah I'm quite a big fan of the film and waiting for the sequel as well.
This is why I'm giving 5 stars :) Please enjoy!
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156 of 185 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon May 14, 2013
I just saw this movie at a screening tonight and more than once the audience cheered and clapped with excitement. This is and intelligent, entertaining film that's fun, funny, and exhilarating -- refreshing in the summer of sequel blockbusters a la Ocean's Eleven. I didn't think it'd be this good, but the plot is written extremely well. I don't want to spoil anything, thus I'll just say that this is one of the best executed cat-and-mouth chases I have seen where everything is truly an illusion.

Don't blink, or you'll miss a lot of the intricacies of the plot. This is definitely a movie to watch and rewatch several times.
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139 of 168 people found the following review helpful
Format: DVD
The film opens with four quick character introductions of "street" magicians. Daniel (Jesse Eisenberg) uses street magic to meet pretty women. His former assistant Henley (Isla "Legs" Fisher) does a stage act. McKinney (Woody Harrelson) is a hypnotist who uses his ability to shake down people. Jack (Dave Franco) uses his slight of hand to pick pocket people.

The four are summoned by Tarot cards (Lover, High Priestess, The Fool, and Death) to a common location. After the credits they become the world's greatest stage magicians while performing crime. They are followed by FBI Dylan (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol Alma Dray (Mélanie Laurent). Meanwhile Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) is exposing their seemingly impossible tricks on the Internet.

The film keeps you interested as to their next trick. The movie drops clues as to what is going on, but again there is the classic misdirection here too. It is s fun popcorn action film filled with mystery, drama, action, and humor.

Parental Guide: One f-bomb. no sex, or nudity. Some sex discussion. Woman in bra.
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63 of 76 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2013
What an amazing movie!

The first time I tried to watch it I ended up getting sick from bad Mexican food so we went and tried it again.
Boy am I glad we did!

The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo

The greatest thing about this movie is that it keeps throwing things at you that you don't see coming. For those of who you don't know, the movie is about four magicians who are brought together by these special cards. They become worldly famous and are under the management of one man. The movie focuses on their last three shows and how they tie in together with each other.

They did an awesome job at keeping the audience surprised. Even my boyfriend was surprised and that's saying something! The movie makes you think and wonder and it keeps your attention the entire time! The ending is completely unknown throughout the movie, unlike all those other movies where you know the ending right from the start. This one will have you saying "WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!"

Alesha's Rating:
10 out of 10 for sure!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2013
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If you like movies with good acting, fast action, and twisted plots - this is a very good one. You must pay close attention to the detail to get the whole story but when you do you'll be rewarded. I loved it but my wife was luke warm.
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55 of 73 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2013
Now You See Me is take what you know about the Ocean's Eleven movies and other caper films with magic used as a secret alias and what do you get is a better than expected caper film that ranges from Morgan Freeman to Michael Caine. It can keep you guessing with so many plot twists to keep you entertained and happy all the way to the very end and talking about it with friends or perhaps the person sitting next to you. This breaks the history of movies that have magic themes in the film while this film is more that a magic flick but a fast-paced action movie, it's a fresah film to get people away from the big mighty blockbusters out there right now and I will get this movie when it arrives on DVD very soon!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2014
Format: DVD
Okay, right out of the gate, to say the plot is far-fetched, well, let's just say it takes a bit of slight (sic) of mind, but the writing is sharp and brisk, the actors are good, the illusions are large and flashy, and there are cheering crowds to egg all of the proceedings on. All of this is served up at a lightning pace. Woody Harrelson is especially engaging as a mentalist. The plot keeps you guessing, and I won't reveal the big surprise at the end, but even the good guys may not be exactly what they seem. Enjoyable fun ride, but with a slight sense that we've seen a similar ruse in one or two earlier films. And yes, because of a few too many twists and turns, the through-line, if you will, is difficult to follow, especially the Morgan Freeman character, who plays the ultimate dupe.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Now You See Me, the hit caper thriller from Louis Leterrier, and serves up the most fast-paced, glitzy, action-packed, twisty-turny, fun, crowd-pleasing cocktail imaginable...but forgets to make any of it make sense. The CONS of Now You See Me, and then PROS are conjured up by me below. AlakaZAM! Let us begin.

CONS: Breezy fun as it might be, when the movie tries to be serious it fails miserably. When the movie races at fast-pace, giving us sleight of hand, impossible feats of magic, and witty banter, all is fine and dandy. When Now You See Me tries to explain itself logically, it comes off as trying too hard. As Michael Caine says in The Prestige, we _want to be fooled. But we don't want to be cheated, and the admittedly unforseen twist ending was shocking for one breathless second, until we realized how extraordinarily unlikely, impossible, and silly it actually was. And also, the use of CGI for magic is a dubious choice. When we know what we are seeing onscreen was generated by computers and some greenscreen, it's harder to feel amazed and awed by the spectacular tricks.

PROS: But hey, I'm taking this too seriously! NYSM is the perfect film for a night of carefree entertainment. Now You See Me combines healthy doses of action, humour, twists and turns, suspense, and a fresh sense of fun to make one of the rare original but engaging blockbusters out this year. It's no wonder Now You See Me was a surprise hit, outgrossing The Lone Ranger and Pacific Rim in the States.

It's success is due in no small part to it's talented and diverse cast. Jesse Eisenberg plays smug, difficult know-it-alls like he was born to, and his illusionist J. Daniel Atlas is right on the money. Woody Harrelson's obnoxious mentalist Merritt is one of the highlights of the film. In the supporting cast, Isla Fisher shows her talent and charm and Dave Franco is charming and cool as a pickpocketing magician. Mark Ruffalo has little to do but look confused and be ten steps behind everything else, but his final twist gives him some gravity, and he's got most of the funny bits. Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are woefully underused. Not once did Caine ask if we were watching closely. But Caine is a remarkably suave gent, and Freeman makes every movie he's in 33.33% better. Quote me on that.

By no accounts a truly GREAT film, Now You See Me successfully treads the thin line between silly and utterly entertaining by welcoming and embracing it's own silliness straight out of the door. You should even have such a great time that you forget that the plot is nonsensical and the twist at the end makes no sense. So come in close, because the more you actually see, the easier it will be...to have a great time at the movies.

My rating? 4 of hearts out of 5.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2013
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I wasn't expecting to like this movie, but it surprised me with its ingenuity and originality. I'm glad I watched it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2014
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Having seen the theatrical version, I realized this was a one of a kind movie. Interesting plot, great casting and a intelligent script sets this movie apart from others.

The extended version includes around 15 minutes of additional footage from the theatrical version, a small documentary regarding the history of magic, and some interviews with the cast.

Included is also an ITunes purchase code to download the movie free but this only works within the US.
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