75

RogerEbert.com

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Much of what makes Now You See Me so entertaining — in a gaudy, disposable, Vegas act sort of way — is its ever-escalating ridiculousness.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's a little along the same lines as "Ocean's 11" in what it achieves and, like that film, there's plenty of Oscar power among the actors - a combined 15 nominations, to be precise.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
At times, Now You See Me suggests Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" made with a throwaway wink.
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72

Film.com

By William Goss
The film itself is sly and smug in kind, fleetingly enjoyable for all of its old-school showmanship and high-tech hokiness.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's a great movie out now about magicians, sleight-of-hand maestros, illusionists, card and coin tricksters. Now You See Me is not that movie.
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50

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
The editing of the action sequences is an insult to the idea of narrative clarity.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A superficially diverting but substance-free concoction, a would-be thriller as evanescent as a magic trick and one that develops no suspense or rooting interest because the characters possess all the substance of invisible ink.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
For all its showmanship, Now You See Me has a lot less up its sleeve than it lets on.
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50

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
It's mostly smoke and mirrors. After Freeman's snooze became a YouTube fixture, the actor jokingly dismissed the nap, saying he was using "Google eyelids" to check his Facebook account. You may find yourself attempting the same feat, because Now has little up its sleeve.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is a slick con, all flash and no substance. Now You See Me seems awfully sure of itself, with self-important, intrusive music, sweeping tracking shots and actors chewing up the scenery.
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50 out of 100
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