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Now You See Me 2

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Jon M Chu
  • 123 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Crime caper sequel starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Daniel Radcliffe. Illusionists the Four Horsemen return and are soon embroiled in a game of wits with tech genius Walter Mabry, who lures the group into carrying out a seemingly impossible heist.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The arena-filling magicians with a penchant for robbing the super-rich to refund their audiences return for another round of digitally finessed illusion in this bustling caper sequel. Since its predecessor revealed that Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and compadres were unwittingly in the employ of moonlighting FBI agent Mark Ruffalo, where next for the so-called Four Horsemen? Well, Lizzy Caplan takes over from Isla Fisher as the token feisty female member, the gang find themselves tangling with evil tech-magnate Daniel Radcliffe, while the previous movie's veteran illusionist-debunker Morgan Freeman plots his revenge from a prison cell. First-time around, the trickery was still fresh enough to dazzle. But there's too much convoluted exposition to get through this time around, and when the magicians actually get to strut their stuff, their tricks are so patently CGI special effects that any sense of magic is lost.

Credits

Cast

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J Daniel AtlasJesse Eisenberg
Dylan RhodesMark Ruffalo
Merritt McKinney / Chase McKinneyWoody Harrelson
Jack WilderDave Franco
Walter MabryDaniel Radcliffe
LulaLizzy Caplan
Thaddeus BradleyMorgan Freeman
Arthur TresslerMichael Caine
LiJay Chou
Natalie AustinSanaa Lathan
Allen Scott-FrankHenry Lloyd-Hughes
Bu BuTsai Chin

Crew

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DirectorJon M Chu

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment One
Released on
2016-07-04
Languages
English | Chinese
Guidance
Some violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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