We really have no idea what to expect from Now You See Me. It's the type of intrigue we haven't really seen building up to a movie since Inception. We're never ones to shun a high-concept heist movie, and the A-list cast certainly inspires confidence in the project. But the plot has been kept in close secrecy despite an advertising blitz, and there is little-to-no advance word about its quality. Even the basic concept raises a few questions: how can you create a compelling movie about magic tricks when audiences are used to CGI trickery? You might say it's a... wild card.
Now You See Me has a lot going on at once. It's a heist-thriller-puzzle movie about magicians set in Las Vegas with a strong supporting cast. If that sounds like a good time, we can think of a dozen movies that share some of those qualities that might be up your alley.
The Usual Suspects – HU DVD 1671
The Illusionist – HU DVD 1779
The Prestige – HU DVD 3831
Casino Royale – HU DVD 4999
Casino – HU DVD 5308
The Hangover – HU DVD 8147
21 – HU DVD 9078
Snatch. – HU DVD 9416
Ocean's 11 (1960) – HU DVD 10483
Ocean's Eleven (2001) – HU DVD 10484
Ocean's Twelve – HU DVD 10485
Ocean's Thirteen – HU DVD 10486