The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Critic Consensus: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone serves up some goofy laughs, but given its outrageous conceit, it's surprisingly safe and predictable.
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language)|
|Directed By:||Don Scardino|
|Written By:||Jonathan Goldstein, Chad Kultgen, Jason Reitman, Tyler Mitchell, Jonathan M. Goldstein|
|In Theaters:||Mar 15, 2013 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 25, 2013|
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Since every funny moment here involves cynicism, arrogance, heartlessness, and self-destruction, you never believe the movie when it's telling you how nice and contrite these characters are.
...a serious disappointment that squanders its setup and talented cast...
A painfully tedious and unpleasant comedy completely void of any laughs.
Don Scardino's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a middling and extremely dated comedy that only gets by because of Jim Carrey's over-the-top performance.
A slow, humdrum comedy that would have worked better as a 10-minute sketch than a feature film.
As a character, Burt Wonderstone runs counter to Steve Carell's inherent sweetness. In Carell's hands, Burt comes off as a 50-calorie Ron Burgundy. When he tightens his vocal cords to hit Ferrell's register, the strain is as visible as it is audible.
Audience Reviews for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
I liked this film and found it funny. Cliche, but still funny.
This movie succeeds at being the most laugh-less comedy movie I've seen in a while. How do you get together Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey and Steve Buscemi and squander it so badly? The story is an okay setup for comedy but fails. The plot was just way too poorly constructed too create any actual interest in what's going on. It's just so stupid. Things in the past have proven that magician jokes can be funny (Arrested Development!). It's like they wrote a script and never edited past the first draft. None of the characters go through any real change unless the plot demands it. We learn absolutely nothing about Jim Carrey's character except he does some crazy stunts! (Oh man, a Criss Angel parody! How relevant!). But the worst part of all is the end. So many horrifying implications are made based off of the end. Who ever green lit that ending probably doesn't have much oxygen going to his brain. Overall- The best thing I could say about this movie is that it had potential. So it took that potential and made it disappear. Where they thought they were going with this one I'll never know. Letter Grade: D
3 3/4's...Definitely for fans of Jim Carrey, and Steve Carell, of which I am. Not an Oscar winner, just pure silly enjoyment. It took a little while to get going, but once it did...well...big laughs ensued. Alan Arkin was really enjoyable in this, also...
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Quotes
|Jane:||Is every woman who doesn't sleep with you a lesbian?|
|Burt Wonderstone:||No, I've slept with plenty of lesbians.|
|Burt Wonderstone:||Steve Gray Just mumbles and cuts himself. Anyone can do that! I have a niece that does that!|
|Burt Wonderstone:||He put a dog in my pants. He put a live dog in my pants. No one's ever done that to me before!|
|Burt Wonderstone:||I quit the business, I don't read the trades, and I'm late for my coma.|
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