four gifted street magicians were one day gathered and named the Four Horsemen to perform a huge stage illusion. for the finale, they robbed a bank by teleporting one of the audience to a bank vault in Paris, vacuumed all the money and showered their audiences in Las Vegas with the money. upon discovering that the money really was missing, FBI agent Dylan was assigned to investigate the theft and being partnered with agent Alma. they interrogated the Four Horsemen but with no evidence and explanations to hold them, they were released soon after.
after the promising opening, we were frustrated to find ourselves thrown all over the place after. while it was always interesting to watch magic shows that took place on the stage, they became completely unbelievable and not at all surprising behind the screen. more than once the film had difficult time convincing us of what exactly took place. at some point, we were puzzled and felt like the story just went from being complicated to being a mess by simply intensified the actions and effects while veered from the magic plot as impressively as its opening sequence.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Louis Leterrier
- released: 2013
- casts: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine
- language: English
- genre: Mystery/Thriller