Now You See Me Reviews: Movie Magic?

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The After Earth reviews are in - and they are scathing.

So if you aren't going to see Will and Jaden Smith in the theater this weekend, should you give Now You See Me a shot?

The film focuses on a cat-and-mouse game between the FBI and four illusionists who use their magical abilities pull off heists against the rich and powerful. Among others, it stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Mark Rufflo and here's a rundown of what critics are saying about it...

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Ultimately "Now You See Me" promises more than it delivers, though its cast is always fun to watch and the pace never lags. It has the magic for a while ... and then it disappears. - Detroit News

The outrageous setup more than suffices, and the film gets a lift from offbeat characters. - The Washington Post

Now You See Me never comes up with an ending that justifies the incessant misdirections that make up the bulk of the film. - TV Guide

The key to any good piece of entertainment is to be as entertaining at the end as in the beginning. Now You See Me is more like Now You Don't when it comes to a big finish. - Fresno Bee

For all the talent up on the screen - and one can't fault the performances - the movie just doesn't deliver. - The Los Angeles Times

The more you see of the movie and the more elaborate the tricks get, the less you are inclined to believe that humans rather than machines are in charge of the illusions. - The Toronto Star

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