Written December 28, 2014
I loved it....then again I am a Jesse Eisenberg junkie. That man could read the phone book and I'd give him an Oscar nod anyway.
That being said....I did feel like the plot was a bit too much and quite complicated. Also, some plot ends weren't tied up at the end. The ending was indeed though, a complete and utter surprise.
Written January 26, 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY STUNTS WERE WELL DONE. STORY KEEP YOU IN SUSPENSE TILL THE END, WHEN THEY SUMMARIZED DIFFERENT EVENTS. ACTION SHOTS HAD PLENTY OF FIRE AND KEPT YOU RARING TO GO FOR MORE.
Written February 28, 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 September 17, 2014
I know the critics have been rather savage toward this film, but I have to say I had a great time seeing it and thought it delivered. The "magic" was extremely well done and the story kept me guessing practically throughout to the final reveal. The pace is fast and doesn't drop - just keeps you engaged and guessing. I think the marketing has been a bit scattered - this is a challenge to advertise without giving away too much. Go see it for yourself, and have some fun!
Written December 29, 2014
This movie held my interest all the way through the movie. You have to pay close attention to every detail. It's a movie you have to see twice because for sure you'll miss something the first time you watch it. You'll love the ending.