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Film review

Magic caper doesn’t have enough up its sleeve

Clockwise from bottom, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson star in “Now You See Me.”
Photographer: Barry Wechter/Summit Entertainment
Clockwise from bottom, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson star in “Now You See Me.”
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The razzle dazzles but the smoke never quite hides the mirrors in “Now You See Me,” a super-slick new magicians’ heist picture that demonstrates, once again, how tough it is to make “magic” work as a movie subject. A medium that is, by definition, a trick has a very hard time making the illusions real, realistic and anything anyone would be impressed by. Ask “Burt Wonderstone.” Ask “The Illusionist.” A quartet of street hustlers and ...

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