What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Now You See Me is an entertaining (if uneven) caper movie that could be thrilling for teens interested in magic and illusions, though some fight scenes may be too harsh (kicks to the face, pistol-whipping, a deadly car crash) for younger viewers. Viewers can also expect intermittent swearing, including derivations of "s--t," and a brief scene featuring a scantily clad woman astride a man. A character drinks too much at a bar, and several labels are seen/mentioned.
- Families can talk about why the Four Horsemen did what they did. Are they motivated by greed, altruism, or a respect for their craft?
- Now You See Me unmasks some magic tricks, including some fairly elaborate illusions that people readily believe. Why do you think they do? What is the film saying about performers like these?
- Are the characters role models? Are they intended to be? Can you think of other law-breaking characters who are presented sympathetically?