The first third or so of this magician heist thriller feels fresh and visually dazzling, and the rest maintains a good momentum. But with magic, it's not just about misdirection but also allowing the audience to appreciate the pay off.
Now you see me doesn't quite manage to deliver this on the pay off side of things. It's various plot strands are never satisfyingly wrapped up and the characters largely remain cyphers meaning there's no-one to root for.
Verdict: Glitters not gold.