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NOW YOU SEE ME artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 115m 12s

Release date 03/07/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate sex references, violence, threat and strong language

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Louis Leterrier

Cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/06/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

NOW YOU SEE ME is an action thriller in which four illusionists who are brought together to perform heists, are chased by an FBI agent and Interpol officer. It is rated 12A for moderate sex references, violence, threat and one use of strong language

The film contains one use of strong language ('f**k') which is spoken in astonishment at an illusion performed during a show. Mild bad language includes 'bullshit', 'asshole', 'shit', 'dick', 'pissed' and 'sod off'.

There are various moderate sex references, including to cross dressing and masturbation. In one scene a woman in her underwear lies on top of a man, but sexual behaviour is interrupted when the man's attention is diverted. In another scene, a man jokingly offers himself to a woman, who is not interested, with comments referring to her 'physical needs' and offering to be her 'personal corkscrew'.

There is a scene of moderate violence involving a fight between one of the illusionists and FBI agents. Some blows are exchanged, but the emphasis is on the man's fast paced acrobatic abilities. Brief moderate threat occurs when a woman appears to be trapped in a tank of water full of piranhas which turns bloody, and when a man appears to be trapped in a burning car.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.


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