For those of you hankering for another magician movie after The Incredible Burt Wonderstone … here it is! A Vegas magic act called the Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco) concludes their show by seemingly robbing a bank in France through teleportation. An FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) and an Interpol detective (Melanie Laurent) investigate, and we snore. Morgan Freeman is on hand as a man who makes a living debunking magic, as is Michael Caine as a millionaire bankrolling the Horsemen. It all amounts to nonsense, with lots of swirling cameras and stupid fights involving playing cards and paper cuts. The big reveals are silly, and much of what happens on the magic side is never explained. Eisenberg delivers one of the year’s more annoying performances.
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