Hinted at without being explicitly stated above: Now You See Me is as unfair about its story twists as its special effects. Eventually, it’s revealed that Dylan, the gruff FBI guy played by Mark Ruffalo, is secretly behind it all. But it literally could have been anyone in the film—Mélanie Laurent’s INTERPOL agent, Morgan Freeman’s debunker, some extra glimpsed briefly in a crowd scene, 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes—and it would have made just as much sense. The script lays a minimal amount of groundwork setting up Dylan, but not enough for it to feel like anything but a cheat. Or rather, the last in a series of cheats.
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