Now You See Me Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Now You See Me

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    Now you don't.

  • Starring:

    Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Michael Kelly, Common, David Warshofsky

  • Directed by:

    Louis Leterrrier

  • Running time:

    115 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Stolen wallet, bank-robbing, stolen money. People are punched, kicked, wrestled, bound, gagged, threatened, chained up, pursued, tackled, pelted with objects. Dangerous driving, car chase, vehicle rollover, burning car with occupant inside. A woman appears to be eaten by piranhas and drown. Handguns drawn, doors kicked in, broken objects, yelling. Explosions. Drowning death, Ancient Egyptian theft and slavery mentioned. Blood/gore: A tank appears to fill and overflow with blood. Bloody cuts on face, scratch on forehead. Corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Foreplay, flirting, kissing. Sexual banter and innuendo. A woman learns her husband has been cheating on her with her best friend. Women in underwear, cleavage, skimpy performance outfits. Breasts seen in painting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Painkillers consumed.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word, s-words, a-words, d*ck. Name-calling. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, sexual, cultural stereotyping.

  • THEMES:

    Magic, illusion, scams, heists, hustling, con artists, crime, logic, Interpol, philanthropy, betrayal, trust.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Magic tricks performed and revealed (card tricks, hypnosis, mind-reading, spoon-bending, chained and submerged in tank, teleportation, flash paper, voodoo doll, vanishing, illusion). Planes, helicopter, rabbit, toilet, smashed mirror, tarot cards. Sky-high aerials. Bright lighting.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Great cast, snippy editing, punchy dialogue, high energy, good fun.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Weak script, plot holes, one-dimensional characters, unsatisfactory premise, struggles in the third act.

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