Written June 01, 2013
I love the French girl, but her role was poorly tacked on, almost as if it was an afterthought, cheesy and unnecessary. I know it's not suppose to be a credible story, but there was far too much detail just brushed over for my taste. This would be a pretty good made-for-TV movie. Also, I hate when incredibly important details are quickly introduced at the last moment to explain hugely important parts of the plot. Then of course, oh yeah, this guy was somehow responsible for my father's death...
I guess by today's standards (summer blockbuster standards at that) this is an acceptable couple hours of entertainment. I thought it was an interesting idea. Poorly executed, very poorly written, extremely poorly constructed.
Written July 31, 2015
I was really, really looking forward to this movie. I mean, they've been pushing advertising for this for months and months. I thought the plot would be on par with the tricks that wowed us in the previews. Not so much. With such a great cast it is inexcusable that this movie is barely watchable.
I felt cheated at the end, and found myself growing more and more frustrated with the focus the movie put on Ruffalo's detective character as the movie dragged on.
I walked out of the theater feeling very let down, and that is a truly rare thing for me. I was so angry at this movie that I created this account and wrote my first ever review. It's not the worst movie ever, and is probably worth a Saturday night on Blu Ray, but there is no reason to pay $10 a ticket to see this now. The only thing that isn't below average about this movie is the cast.
Written March 31, 2015
Not since The Usual Suspects has there been such a riveting, entertaining joyride of a move! Clever, tightly scripted, and if possible, equally plot and character driven. Our local newspaper movie reviewer had given it a less than enthusiastic review. But having realized long ago that said reviewer must be checking his joie de vivre at the door each time he enters a movie theater, I decided to take a chance with a film starring the brilliant Morgan Freeman and the gorgeous Mark Ruffalo.
What a blast!
It's the perfect Summer Fun movie. Go!
Written October 07, 2015
Now you see me...wish I hadn't!!! Big waste of time and money. The few laughs that I did get out of the movie came from veteran actor Woody Harrelson. Not even Morgan Freeman could save this one. Really wanted to like it desperately, I hadn't been to the movies in awhile and it was date night for me and the hubby...Had it not been that we had paid for a sitter we would have left in the middle of the movie....So sad, such a waste of good actors!!!!
Written May 01, 2016
My husband and I saw this movie over the weekend. We both loved it. He would see it again which is extremely rare for him. Twist at the end was great!