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The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

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One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. Written by Production

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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10 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Now You See Me: The Second Act  »

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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,383,146, 12 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,075,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$334,901,337
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Trivia

When Atlas slaps the fake ID on the engineer's wrist, his ID reads "Mark D. Stooge" as in the "Mark" (someone who is the target) and "D. Stooge" (as in the stooge, or fall guy). See more »

Goofs

When the horsemen are being thrown out of the plane, the door is on the right (starboard) side of the aircraft. When the final reveal is shown, the door is on the left (port) side of the aircraft. See more »

Quotes

Dylan Rhodes: All right, so I made my move. Where are they? I don't have time for bullshit.
Thaddeus Bradley: Oh, I have all the time in the world, thanks to you. And I didn't get to finish my lobster, which makes me very grumpy.
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The Magic Flute, K.620, Act II: Der Hölle Rache
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emanuel Schikaneder
Performed by Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Landor, Rachel Rosales
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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Big giant mess!
8 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Here's the thing about 2013's "Now You See Me," I didn't hate it but I wasn't completely wowed by it either. Mildly entertaining is how I'd describe it. It's heist caper like Ocean's Eleven but with faster sleight of hand. So to say that "Now You See Me" didn't have its amusing moments, would be a lie. But this sequel however, NOW YOU SEE ME 2, is a big giant mess.

In NOW YOU SEE ME 2, the four horsemen Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, after a year of outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. But a certain revenge plot threatens their impossible heist yet.

The first film had more mystery, thriller and intrigue, so at the very least it kept you engaged, but NOW YOU SEE ME 2 resorts to cheap laughs and a build up that frankly kinda insults our intelligence. The film would like to make you believe that it's smart, it even thinks itself that way, but in its attempt to give you a seemingly intricate and elaborate trick and a big reveal, it gets lost in its own process.

Isla Fisher's Henley whom I thought was a strong female character, got replaced by Lizzy Caplan's Lula who's more concerned about getting laid. For some reason, they had to present Woody Harrelson's character's identical twin brother, also played by Woody Harrelson. I think that was a poor decision on the filmmakers' part. It's bad enough that they had to resort to this annoying unlikable family member, on top of that, they couldn't just get another actor and have it be a brother, instead of identical twin?! Woody Harrelson is a great actor, but watching two of him bantering, that's the point when I stop taking this movie seriously as a piece of entertainment. This franchise says that the closer you look, the less you see. Well, if you step back a bit, you'll see the big picture that NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is not as crafty as it's cracked up to be.

-- Rama's Screen --


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