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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and his partner, Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi), have reigned as kings of the Las Vegas strip for years. Their work rakes in millions of dollars, but the biggest illusion yet is their friendship, for -- now -- time and familiarity have bred contempt between them. When a street magician's increasing popularity threatens to knock them off their thrones, Burt and Anton recognize that they have to repair the relationship and salvage the act.

Cast: Steve Carell , Steve Buscemi , Olivia Wilde , Jim Carrey , James Gandolfini , Alan Arkin , Jay Mohr , Michael Bully Herbig

Director: Don Scardino

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

Release Date: March 15th, 2013|1 hr. 40 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 16 )
  • Magicians have been pulling rabbits out of hats for ages. And yet, with all this talent, no one can make a decent script materialize. show more

  • The movie is pleasant. It's reasonably funny. But the one who gets the real laughs here, the hard laughs, is Carrey, who plays the kind of role he should be playing - a complete lunatic. show more

  • Alan Arkin does the best trick, bringing a dollop of humanity to the role of Rance Holloway, the magician who was young Burt's inspiration. Apart from Rance, the whole production is slovenly nonsense, photographed on the cheap with blaring ghastliness. Yet it poses an intriguing mystery. Did the producers appeal to a denominator even lower than common by making their film as dumb as possible, or did it just turn out that way? show more

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  • July 15, 2013 markfothebeast
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    I was expecting many more laughs. Yet, a decent movie. Probably not something I will watch again. Several scenes where I had expected a build-up of laughs completely missed the point.

  • July 08, 2013 stevecono
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    Carey Sucks, hand writing is on the wall on this terrible, lame Movie!! Steve Carell is not much better in it as in his past movies .Pass on this

  • July 04, 2013 bn00000000154622
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    Not super funny, but funny. Movie sticks in the same place too long though

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