Mark Ruffalo : Dylan Rhodes
Woody Harrelson : Merritt McKinney
Isla Fisher : Henley Reeves
Mélanie Laurent : Alma Dray
Jesse Eisenberg : J. Daniel Atlas
Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see.
This movie was for me one big magic trick.
Like many, I thought the beginning of this film was great. The presentation of the “Four Horsemen” was well done. Especially Woody was brilliant as the mentalist. His humor is natural and doesn’t feel like forced or exaggerated. I find him irresistible in this role as a shrewd and highly intellectual lettered psychic illusionist.
Merritt McKinney: The first time I saw you, I thought you were… a dick.
Henley Reeves: And?
Merritt McKinney: That’s it.
J. Daniel Atlas: I’m touched.
Merritt McKinney: Yeah, just from the bottom of my heart.
J. Daniel Atlas: Well, I didn’t say where I was touched.
My rating 6/10
Links : IMDB