Now You See Me

Synopsis: Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see.
Director(s): Louis Leterrier
Production: Lionsgate Films
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min


Come in close.


Because the more you think you see,

the easier it'll be to fool you.

Because what is seeing?

You're looking, but what you're really

doing is filtering, interpreting,

searching for meaning.

My job?

To take that most precious ot gifts

you give me, your attention,

and use it against you.

I'm going to flip through this deck.

And I want you to see one card.

Not this one. That's too obvious.

Pay close attention.

That was too fast. I'll do it again.

- Are you ready?

- Mm-hmm.


- Now did you see one?

- Yes.

- Do you have one in mind?

- Yes.

Now, do you see your card here?


That's because you're looking too closely.

And what have I been telling you all night?

The closer you look...

The less you see.




Now look into my eyes.

And sleep. Okay.



If you can get this bill from me,

you can have it.

Go ahead. Take it. Get it.

If you can say your name, you can have it.



All right, just hang out

there, wriggle a sec.

I'm gonna take a little peek under the hood

- of your hubby's brain.

- Oh, no, no, no.

I'm picturing...

Don't tell me. Um...

Of course.

Beach. Cocktails.


Look, it was a business trip.

I mean, it is a kind of business.

Maybe the oldest business.

You know what, Honey Bee, let's...

She can't move, Mack.

You're thinking of a woman's name.

A, B, C,

D, E, F, G,

H, I, J...

J? Jean. Jane. Janet.

Who's Janet?


You know Janet?

It's not your best friend, is it?


- Your sister?

- No, please.

Her sister? Oh, my God.

You weren't away on business.

- You were away on Janet.

- No.

Your wife's sister!

Okay, we need to move over here,

because it seems like

she's a little bit upset right now.

You want this to go away?

- Yes.

- Okay, pull out your wallet.

Come on, get it out.

Do you shake down everybody like this?

No, only the special few.

What is this? Two hundred seem fair?

You know what?

This is a big deal. Let's go $250.

You're a stick-up artist.

Yeah. Of course.

Okay, and sleep!

Now, when I snap my fingers,

you won't remember any of this.

And you, Warren Beatty,

every time you see or even think of Janet,

you're gonna picture me naked.

And that's not a pretty sight.


And... You're wide awake!


Well, we did the best we could,

but some people just

aren't to be hypnotized.

- Oh. I did it wrong?

- Come on, Honey Bee.

- Oh, no, you did it fine.

- Let me buy you dinner.

Look after her.

Just have to hit an ATM first.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am the next great magician,

and I will give $100

to anyone who can tell me

how this trick is done.

I have an ordinary spoon from Mel's Deli,

right here in Brooklyn.

Check it out.

Now, everyone

please pay very, very close attention.

Because I'm about to

bend this spoon with my mind.


Thank you. Thank you. Pass that around.

- What's this?

- What are you doing, man?

Look at this!

Looks like we got a spoon and a stem.


- I've got other tricks.

Or you could give me my 100 bucks.

You said you would.

Nice wallet.

You have a very good eye, sir.



My wallet. My watch!

Stop that guy!

Stop that guy in the leatherjacket!

He's got my wallet!


Whoo! Okay, Los Angeles,

are we ready to end this thing?


When that timer hits zero,

a tank full of flesh-eating piranhas

will fall from above.

A lady has to have handcuffs. Right, girls?

One, two, three!





Help! Stop it!

She's serious! She can't get out!


- Go get some help!

Help, dude!

Get out of the way! Move! Move!






Come on! This is bullshit!

Whoever thought of this is a sick sadist!




I am your biggest fan.

I could tell by the way

you're attacking my face right now.

Close the door. Bad apartment building.

- Magician, come here.

- Okay.


- Wait, wait.

- What? What?

How did you do that...

The seven of diamonds

on the side of the tower?

- Yes.

- That's a trade secret.

- Uh-uh.


I'll give you a hint. It involved,

uh, bribing the tower electrician.

- How much?

- Uh, 50 bucks.

- But it's so hard.

- Oh, thank you.

Is it always a seven?

I could do that trick 52 different ways.

Can you do 52 different tricks on me?

I'll see what I can do.

Ooh! Magic man!

Ah! I love your shampoo.


- Whoa! Hold up.

- What?


You need to leave.

Are you kidding me?

Oh, my God, this is so embarrassing.

Is this what you do?

Some kind of sick trick you do to women?

"45 East Evan Street."

Don't worry about it. I'll call you.

You don't have my number.

I'm magic. I'll find it. Have a good night.

Oh, you are such an a**hole.

I'm going to go with her.

Go. I got your back. I'll be right here.

Go ahead!

That's on you, Fuller.

Let's go, let's go! Now, now, now!





Danny? Hey.

- Ah. You got a card, huh?

- Mm-hmm.

No, no, no, it's good for you. Congratulations.

All right, so here's what I'm gonna do,

I'm gonna go inside.

I'm gonna scope the place out.

You wait out here. I will come back

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Ed Solomon

Ed Solomon is an American writer, producer and director. He began his career in college as a joke writer, stand up comedian, and playwright and, while still in college, was a staff writer for Laverne ... more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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