• 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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Tony Macklin

In The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Jim Carrey makes a great freak, and Carell and Buscemi are total geeks.

Full Review Source: tonymacklin.net | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 21, 2013
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Remains stubbornly mediocre without ever being actively awful. It's stuck in this dreadful oily neutral of being almost virulently OK.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2/5

March 21, 2013
Jackie K. Cooper

Steve Carell is no Magic Mike.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 5/10

March 20, 2013
Kate Muir
Times [UK]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone makes the classic mistake of thinking a comedy about magicians will be magical.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

March 20, 2013

Big silly fun in the Anchorman vein, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is packed with great gags, recognisable characters and performances from comedians at the top of their game.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 20, 2013
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is the kind of film that creates laughs by having characters who look funny and speak funny. I only wish the dialogue itself was funny.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B-

March 19, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Try as you might to magic up Bill Bixby from the 70s' TV series The Magician, it just ain't going to happen.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 1/5

March 19, 2013
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Now you laugh at it, now you don't.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: B-

March 19, 2013
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Poking fun at old-school magicians, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone pulls the odd chuckle out of the hat, but despite the starry presence of comic headliners Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey the film fails to dazzle.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

March 19, 2013

What a wash-out this film is...Sadly, and in yet another example supporting the Theory of Comedy Negation, the great casting mysteriously works against itself to produce far-from-great comedy.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 2/5

March 17, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

As lightweight as a ping-pong ball, this charming, slightly over-extended comedy sends up films about showbiz rivalries.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

March 17, 2013
Siobhan Synnot

Fitfully amusing, but does its own disappearing act from your mind as soon as you leave the cinema.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2013
Michael Smith
Tulsa World

You've seen a magician call for a volunteer from the audience, and then once on stage put that person into a deep sleep, right? This movie does that to an entire audience.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2013
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

Bizarrely, its biggest flaw lies with casting. Carrell is too familiar to convince as a Lothario, Buscemi looks vaguely lost, while Carrey is too long in the tooth.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 5/10

March 17, 2013
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Wonderstone is an enticing concept but lacks the laughs to back up its potential.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 2/4

March 16, 2013
Glenn Lovell

Without YouTube's David Blaine vid there wouldn't be a 'Burt Wonderstone' ... You don't have to be a Houdini to escape this enthusiastically tasteless comedy. Just put one foot in front of the other ...

Full Review Source: CinemaDope | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 16, 2013
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The 'Burt Wonderstone' script is credited to Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who took on the arduous task of going through the 'Talledega Nights' script, crossing out all references to NASCAR and replacing them with references to magic.

Full Review Source: Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) | Original Score: 2/4

March 16, 2013
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Any sense of the ponderous in telling this tale with a definite moral is more than offset by the gentle silliness with which the story is told.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2013
Chris Sawin

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is just a delusional illusion of passable entertainment.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/10

March 15, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

much better than it has any business being

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 15, 2013
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