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(2016) (Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Mild
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Heavy

Drama: A quartet of magicians, known for exposing corrupt corporate types, must contend with being manipulated into attempting to pull off a seemingly impossible heist.
Eighteen months after the events of the first film when a quartet of magicians turned against insurance magnate Arthur Tressler (MICHAEL CAINE) for denying customer claims and then redistributed a lot of his wealth, while also framing former magician turned debunker Thaddeus Bradley (MORGAN FREEMAN) for theft, three members of the Four Horseman are still working together. They are J. Daniel Atlas (JESSE EISENBERG), Merritt McKinney (WOODY HARRELSON) and Jack Wilder (DAVE FRANCO), and are soon joined by crafty magician Lula (LIZZY CAPLAN) to fill out the quartet once again.

They operate under a secret organization known as The Eye, with FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (MARK RUFFALO) working undercover as their liaison with the group that arranges for their next gig to expose fraud on a corporate scale. But during that, their show is interrupted, and when the FBI led by agent Natalie Austin (SANAA LATHAN) storms the event, they scramble to the roof and escape down a construction chute, only to somehow find themselves halfway around the world in Macau.

There, they not only meet Merritt's twin brother, Chase (WOODY HARRELSON), who still holds a grudge toward him for breaking up their brotherly magic act long ago, but also Walter Mabry (DANIEL RADCLIFFE), a wealthy man who faked his death a year ago and is the one responsible for the Four Horseman being in Macau. It seems he invented a special computer chip that a business associate took credit for and kicked him out of their company, and he now wants the magicians to steal it back. To do so, they visit a local magic shop run by Li (JAY CHOU) and his grandmother (TSAI CHIN), a place that has a connection to Dylan's father who perished in a magic act decades ago.

Knowing they must use all of their skills to steal the chip from an ultra-secure, high-tech facility, the magicians also plot how to get back at and expose those who are manipulating them.

They might if they're fans of the first film, anything dealing with magicians, and/or if they're fans of someone in the cast.
For violence and some language.

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