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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

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Wesley Morris
January 6, 2014
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 11, 2013
...a serious disappointment that squanders its setup and talented cast...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 25, 2013
A painfully tedious and unpleasant comedy completely void of any laughs.
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
June 25, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 25, 2013
A slow, humdrum comedy that would have worked better as a 10-minute sketch than a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
June 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: C+
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 12, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
You know a director is in trouble when you can barely keep your eyes open to ogle a scantily clad Olivia Wilde.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
May 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 25, 2013
Normally, this type of comedy would be a fun, forgettable ride. But these days, it feels like a welcomed wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric Melin
April 15, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
April 11, 2013
Marc Fennell
Triple J
April 8, 2013
4 good jokes do not a good comedy feature film make.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
March 29, 2013
The cast members can't elevate this subpar material, although they do showcase an impressive array of sequined costumes and crazy wigs.
Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine
March 28, 2013
One of the most disappointing aspects of the whole thing is that you really want to like the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael A. Smith
March 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 24, 2013
This lame comedy lacks anything resembling amusement and magic - until the final credits which involve a sight gag.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 24, 2013
Conjures up some laughs, if nothing else
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
March 21, 2013
Now you see it, and now you wish you really hadn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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