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Film Review - Now You See Me

NOW YOU SEE ME Isla Fisher

“Now You See Me” is a movie about the world of magic that doesn’t contain a single frame of the real thing. It purports to understand the techniques and attitude of the profession, yet it does a great injustice to the skill of misdirection by turning elaborate deception into blunt blockbuster filmmaking, perverting sleight of hand beauty into moronic CGI-drenched escapades where anything goes. “Now You See Me” is a lousy picture, anchored by lazy screenwriting and dismal performances, but that it ignores the challenge of bringing authentic magic to the screen to support its caper interests is practically unforgivable, keeping the effort thoroughly plasticized and often tedious. Read the rest at


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