Monday, June 10, 2013

Now You See Me

I disagree with the majority of the critics on this movie.  Over at RottenTomatoes, it's scored a sad 46% critical rating.  The audience rating is a far kinder 75%.  I rate it higher than either group.

I went to see it because I'm a sucker for movies and novels with elaborate cons (ref. my own Slanted Jack.)  Having seen some of the reviews, I was prepared to be disappointed.  Instead, I was delighted.  I was never bored and had a good time throughout the film.  (Most of our group agreed with me, though one person lost interest partway through and was generally bored.) 

If you haven't seen it, I won't spoil it for you, so I'm not going to delve into the plot.  I will say that all the cast members delivered at least decent, and usually better, performances.  (I probably would have gone just to see Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman play off one another for the few scenes they had together.)  The plot, though very much a convoluted long con, gave enough hints that you could figure out the basics early but still enjoy yourself and find some surprises later. 

I have to go against the crowd on this one and recommend it to you.

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