• PG-13, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Don Scardino
    In Theaters:
    Mar 15, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 25, 2013
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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.

Full Review Source: Grantland

January 6, 2014
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a serious disappointment that squanders its setup and talented cast...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 11, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A painfully tedious and unpleasant comedy completely void of any laughs.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

June 25, 2013
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

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.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 25, 2013
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

A slow, humdrum comedy that would have worked better as a 10-minute sketch than a feature film.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 2/4

June 25, 2013
Nick Rogers

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.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 23, 2013
Will Leitch

If the rest of the movie had put much thought into its characters as it did into that final scene, we'd have really had something.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C+

June 23, 2013
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Hot properties John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Horrible Bosses) penned the script, and while it's another effort which lacks depth and real emotional involvement, they're certainly proving themselves as dependable, if not exceptional, talents.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

You know a director is in trouble when you can barely keep your eyes open to ogle a scantily clad Olivia Wilde.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: D+

May 13, 2013
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Carrey is the movie's ace up its sleeve. He's at his frighteningly manic best. If the Academy ever considered awards for comedies released in March, Carrey certainly deserves one.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 3/4

May 3, 2013
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Normally, this type of comedy would be a fun, forgettable ride. But these days, it feels like a welcomed wonder.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

April 25, 2013
Eric Melin

Everything that happens after it lets its abrasive character off the hook is completely predictable, but movies with this kind of pervasive silliness don't exist for their unpredictable plot lines-in fact they rely on predictability.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 2/4

April 15, 2013
Cynthia Fuchs


Full Review Source: PopMatters

April 11, 2013
Marc Fennell
Triple J

4 good jokes do not a good comedy feature film make.

Full Review Source: Triple J | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2013
Todd Jorgenson

The cast members can't elevate this subpar material, although they do showcase an impressive array of sequined costumes and crazy wigs.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

March 29, 2013
Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine

One of the most disappointing aspects of the whole thing is that you really want to like the movie.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 6/10

March 28, 2013
Michael A. Smith

A sweet film with a message of never giving up on your dreams, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" gets by on the magic of a game cast.

Full Review Source: MediaMikes | Original Score: 4/5

March 26, 2013
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

This lame comedy lacks anything resembling amusement and magic - until the final credits which involve a sight gag.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 3/10

March 24, 2013
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Conjures up some laughs, if nothing else

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

March 24, 2013
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly

Now you see it, and now you wish you really hadn't.

Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 21, 2013
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