A team of talented illusionists called “The Four Horsemen” (played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) are investigated by a resolute FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) following a series of brazen heists that leave their audiences swimming in cash while draining the bulging bank accounts of unscrupulous business leaders. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Mélanie Laurent co-star in this sleight-of-hand thriller directed by CLASH OF THE TITANS’ Louis Leterrier.
3 stars out of 4 — “[A] razzle-dazzle fantasy about a team of bank-robbing illusionists. It’s slick, deliberately silly, and sprinkled with visual confetti — Steadicam spins, lens flares, CGI trick shots.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
“[A] spirited caper, which has nearly as many rug-pulls as game movie stars.” — Grade: B (A.V. Club)
3 stars out of 5 — “Director Louis Leterrier certainly knows how to make a film zoom…” (Total Film)
3 stars out of 5 — “Magicians as criminals is a marvelous conceit and Louis Leterrier gets a great deal of entertainment out of it…” (Empire)