Director Louis Leterrier had me with the seven of diamonds at the opening of Now You See Me, the smartest and most fun film of the year, so far. I, immediately, knew he was in total control and I could just sit back and enjoy.
In this taut thriller, four magicians played by Jessie Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco are brought together by a mysterious person and must bond as a team to eventually create three fantastic crimes under the guise of magical performances.
A New York police detective played by Mark Ruffolo and an Interpol agent played by the incredibly beautiful Mélanie Laurent, who, alone, is worth the price of admission, bond to solve these mysteries, while Morgan Freeman tries to debunk the magicians’ work for his own benefit.
Writers Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt have created a tight story that will keep you guessing until the very end. And, Production Designer Peter Wenham gives the film the pizazz worthy of the grand deceptions.
If you like magic, you’re going to love Now You See Me. I give it an unequivocal 5 out of 5.