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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bustling, glittery, uninvolving."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"This would-be "Ocean's Eleven" of the magic world remains watchable throughout, even as it plods along without ever quite fulfilling its potential."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"Now You See Me is a slick crime caper that works because of its witty dialogue & large cast, but falls flat due to a finale that fails to leave any sort of magical impression"
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"Like a real magic show, Now You See Me is thoroughly entertaining for the most part, but is ultimately silly and substanceless."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"The opening credits roll, the stage is set and then SHAZAM... all sense of logic magically disappears."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"Complicated nonsense about four professional magicians caught up in an elaborate revenge plot."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"One of those movies with a terrific premise and a less-than-terrific follow-through."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Clever, original, wildly improbable, wildly enjoyable and directed with all the necessary flash and dazzle, the film combines the pleasure of a well-engineered heist movie with a twisty-turny plot full of wit, double-takes and sleight-of-camera."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"If you are going to avail yourself to two of hours slight of hand and slippery conjuring, you are going to have to be willing to believe the unbelievable to fully enjoy the show."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
"Ocean's Eleven for Gen-Y; it's a 'pop heist movie' that's more concerned with looking cool than being it."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"If you're OK with the film playing you for a sap, you'll laugh and clap and wonder how that bird got into that hat. But if you think there's a difference between being tricked and being cheated, you may feel swindled."
‑ Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
"Boasting a terrific cast and a flimsy plot whose logic disappears faster than a rabbit in a hat, Now struggles to pull off its cinematic sleights of hand."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
"This surprisingly witty, deliciously well-played and sneakily subversive outing from director Louis Letterier freaks out a little into its final act but, nevertheless, ranks as one of the year's most entertaining pics."
‑ David 'Mad Dog' Bradley, Rip It Up
"Abracadabra! The character development has vanished! But the flowers are still standing!"
‑ Tim Martain, The Mercury
"Seductive with its opening magic show delivering fabulous illusion, Now You See Me has a bit of Ocean's 11 at its heart. It's somewhat darker, and it's that darkness that gives it texture"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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