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Parents' Guide to

Now You See Me 2

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Slick, charming sequel has similarly intense fights, action.

Movie PG-13 2016 115 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 15+

Radcliffe -sees me 2

As is common, many of the critics miss the mark. It's for entertainment! - and Fun & exciting it was. It keeps you misdirected as intended and surprises you at the end (even though you expected the Horsemen to win-out at the end) - it just that type of film & enjoyable to those like that genre film. Radcliffe was exceptional in playing an over-the-top intense, brilliant, half-crazed and very colorful character. All were great. Several of the main characters out-shinned; "out-colored" Michael Caine's character - as was intended.) It's nice to be bedazzled on occasion . The term "critic" per se is foremost meant to be substantially analytical (for one who reviews); not necessarily excessively negative (as "criticism" conveys) . nuff said
age 18+

Not properly screened :

If religious profanity bothers you, please use a movie masker/movie cleaner when watching this. I didn't make it but about 1/2 way through and had to change it.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (28 ):

Much like its predecessor, this heist thriller's main driving force is the stylized, large-scale magic tricks that the film uses to both dazzle and take the audience behind the scenes. It's perhaps even more seductive than the original film, as viewers are both in on and out of the act, depending on which best suits the plot. We're invited along by an appealing ensemble led by the reliably brilliant Ruffalo, whose authenticity grounds even the most outlandish scenes, and enjoyably dastardly addition Radcliffe, who appears to be relishing a rare menacing turn.

Nonetheless, Now You See Me 2 sometimes feels too slick for its own good, with the performance set pieces sometimes taking too long to unwind -- enough to make even avid magic fans impatient for the big reveal.

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