An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
- Director: Louis Leterrier
- Writers: Ed Solomon (screenplay), Boaz Yakin (screenplay)
- Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson. Isla Fisher, Michael Caine
This movie is far from being considered a masterpiece, but still it’s a movie I really, really liked and that I would love to see again.
This movie has all the elements that make a movie good: a great plot, nice visual effects and an extraordinary cast. Sadly, that’s all it is ever going to be: a great movie and nothing else because it’s too commercial to be considered for an important award.
The plot was complex and it made you wonder what will happen next, I couldn’t stop thinking through the movie who is the one who is pulling all the strings. When I was sure that I got my answer right something happened to make me change my mind. It’s intense and gripping. This movie keeps you on edge till the end.
The visual effects were nicely done. I cannot believe they fooled me in the first minutes of the movie. I am usually more aware of what’s happening, but I was relaxed and enjoying the movie and not analyzing each and every movement…probably that’s why I like this movie so much, because it caught me with my guard down.
Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman – both great actors and when you add the elite of the young you have an explosive combination on your hands. All actors brilliantly gave life to their characters. I love Jesse Eisenberg’s character the most, it reflects the actor’s personality. He is the sole actor of his generation that really caught my attention and definitely not by his looks.
I am sure that some would say that I liked it because I am at the age I am still impressed by flashy things, but I assure you that;s not it. The movie is nicely done, but as I said before not quite a masterpiece, but a really nice show.
From me: 4.5/5