Now You See Me

Rated 3.0

Four small-time illusionists—a card trickster (Jesse Eisenberg), an escape artist (Isla Fisher), a mentalist (Woody Harrelson) and a pickpocket (Dave Franco)—hit the big time in Vegas, somehow robbing banks during their act and dispensing the money to the audience. Meanwhile, an FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo), an Interpol detective (Mélanie Laurent) and a professional debunker (Morgan Freeman) all try to figure out how it's done, and how to stop the next heist. Directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, the movie is a bit of a fast shuffle itself. Like many magic acts, it's a lot of smoke and mirrors, and not always on the square. Still, the tricks are tricky enough to be fun; the plot may be just a series of diversions, but at least the diversions are diverting.