Now You See Me 2 Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Now You See Me 2

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch:


  • Starring:

    Daniel Radcliffe, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Lizzy Caplan, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Jay Chou

  • Directed by:

    Jon M. Chu

  • Running time:

    129 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People are shot at, punched, kicked, wrestled, hit with objects, thrown against objects/down stairs, slammed against walls, tied up, handcuffed, near-drowned, face-grabbed, poked/prodded, slapped, beaten, flipped, pursued, threatened with a knife, arm-snapped, thrown from an aircraft. A woman and an animal appear to be decapitated. An underwater escape trick goes wrong. Motorcycle accident. Break and enter, fire-breathing, burning clothing/objects/vehicles. A character says her mother stabbed her father in the neck. Arguing, screaming. Fraud, stealing, faking own death, hijacking mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody/split lip, bruising. Severed arm. Bloody clothing. Skeleton seen.


    Kissing, bum-slapping. Man in boxers (advertisement). Skimpy clothing, cleavage. A woman removes her bra. References to multiple partners, high school sex, picturing people naked, pubic hair.


    Alcohol (wine, spirits, shots, cocktails, champagne; bar setting). Gambling (casino setting, blackjack).


    S-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women (floozy, bimbo). Slang for genitals, bodily functions. Cultural and racial stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.


    Illusionists, magic, teamwork, hypnosis, twins, betrayal, tricks, FBI operations, New Year's Eve, illegitimacy, spying, privacy, vengeance.


    Deceased father (flashback). Deceased father, partner mentioned. Jail, casino, bar settings. Eels, tank fish, doves, caged birds, stuffed rabbit. Plane, helicopter, fireworks, used chewing gum, dirty tissues. Sushi, roast meat. Mirrors smashed, fur worn. Some Mandarin (subtitles and translation). Bright camera flashes.


    Giddy, cheesy, mad, retro, exotic, propulsive, silly, fun, winking, standalone, implausible, absurd, ridiculous, energetic, diverting, slick, preposterous, breezy, rollicking, self-aware. Glitteringly shot, rapid-fire/precise editing, fun performances, likeable new cast members, busy screenplay, fluid production design.


    Convoluted, overstuffed. Torturous plot, cleverness/showiness gets a litte tiresome.

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