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Rated PG-13 · 116 minutes · 2013

Drama, Suspense/Thriller, Thriller
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco are strutting stage illusionists who launch a Vegas act, called the Four Horsemen, in which they rip off banks and other financial institutions and shower the money on their deliriously happy audience members. (Can't they just reduce the ticket price?) This is one of those mystery thrillers that are supposed to culminate in a big shocker ending, though the script piles up so many implausibilities that by the time the ending arrives, nothing is surprising anymore. Harrelson and Eisenberg are insufferably smug as they fire off brutal put-downs of each other and rumpled police detective Mark Ruffalo; rounding out the cast are Melanie Laurent and titans-for-hire Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans) directed a script by Ed Solomon (Charlie’s Angels), Boaz Yakin (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights), and Edward Ricourt.
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Director: Louis Leterrier
Producer: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen, Boaz Yakin, Stan Wlodkowski, Boaz Yakin and Michael Schaefer
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Common, Michael Kelly, José Garcia, David Warshofsky, Jessica Lindsey, Caitriona Balfe, J. LaRose and Odessa Sykes

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