• The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Release Date: March 15th, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 25th, 2013

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 Herbig

Director: Don Scardino

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Benderspink, Carousel

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: 2010s, Rivalry, Transformation, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Enjoyable but as familiar as the old-school routines its magician heroes dish out. show more

  • 45
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    There are some funny bits and characters around the edges of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but its core is empty of humor. In fact, this purported satire of Las Vegas magicians is a three-void circus: the script, the central character and the main performance. show more

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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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