Parents' Guide to

Now You See Me

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teen-appealing heist movie has a few intense fight scenes.

Movie PG-13 2013 116 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 14+

Good movie, watch out for some dialogues

The movie has a lot of intrigue. And keeps you well in the edge of your seat! The begging does not depicts great role models as the main characters are street robbers. However at the end they seem to embark in a mission to make sort of justice. Kids will need guidance, obviously in order to do not misunderstand. There are mention of masturbation in a dialogue and I found it unnecessary but that how they make movies nowadays unfortunately, hard to find great action movies completely clean.
age 10+

Fast paced and fun

"Now You See Me" is quite frankly one of the best family friendly heist movies I have ever seen. It does feature the beginning of a sex scene but it doesn't show anything and its over super quick. it has some great acting from Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and honestly pretty much the whole main cast. It has a great script and you never know what is going to happen next. This is one of those movies where "the closer you look,the less you see"

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (88):

NOW YOU SEE ME is, in its best moments, hugely entertaining. Large-scale tricks unveiled in Vegas, New Orleans, and NYC's graffiti mecca, Five Points, are a visual delight. They satisfy with skilled camera work, perfectly executed patter from the able cast, and efficient pacing.

But ultimately, the movie is an illusion that doesn't pay off. The best caper movies let you in on the caper, showing you how it's going to go down so that you can share in the thrill of getting away with it. Now You See Me does that, in some ways, but neglects to do so when it's most crucial -- it unmasks some of the trickery, but not all of it -- demanding viewers to continue to suspend their disbelief and rely on belated explanations rather than find out on their own. This is one of a few reasons the movie doesn't quite gel, despite being very entertaining. Add to that a puzzling secondary storyline about a budding romance (who cares?), a wasted Caine (still in fine form, but not given much to do after an initially satisfying introduction), and disappointing corny bits that frankly don't belong in a movie with this much potential. Less smoke and mirrors and more substance could have made this film a more memorable romp.

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