The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

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Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
March 15, 2013
Not so incredible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 15, 2013
Director Don Scardino gets good mileage from a supporting cast that includes Alan Arkin and Olivia Wilde. But the one trick he can't pull off is making sense of Carell's character.
Top Critic
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 15, 2013
The true comeback story in this fictional comeback story doesn't belong to a character named Burt Wonderstone, but to an actor named Jim Carrey.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 15, 2013
If Siegfried dumped Roy and then launched a vendetta against Criss Angel, you'd have The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. It's a funny movie that is also more thoughtful than it initially appears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
March 15, 2013
Carrel looks too bored to "be that guy" anymore.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 15, 2013
David Copperfield actually makes a cameo appearance. His best act in years is to disappear from this film after a few seconds.
Chris Knight
National Post
March 15, 2013
The movie has some funny moments, but too often they come at the expense of character consistency.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 15, 2013
This comedy about a magician who must hit bottom before rising again to the wonder of his beloved craft pulls plenty of sweet moments and a slew of laughs out of a story that might have been thin air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
March 15, 2013
Its sweetness does it credit, but ultimately blunts its badly needed bite.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
March 15, 2013
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is all style and no substance - a stunt illusion with no magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 15, 2013
Traffic alert: Hideous comedian pileup on the interstate.
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
March 15, 2013
Even this comedic triumvirate cannot prevent the script's biggest feat of magic: making the laughs disappear.
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
March 15, 2013
While not the laugh riot it could have been, this comedy consistently amuses us with its pastiche characters and silly gags. It threatens to get bogged down in sentiment at a few points along the way, but manages to veer back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Patches
Hollywood.com
March 15, 2013
As with any great magic trick, Wonderstone is effective in diverting our attention to the small moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
March 15, 2013
This may be the kind of semi-bad, semi-inspired comedy that could not only stand repeated viewings but perhaps improve with them.
Luke Y. Thompson
Topless Robot
March 15, 2013
Fool me twice, shame on me; fool me never, and you shouldn't be in the prestidigitation game.
Derek Malcolm
This is London
March 15, 2013
It's rather like a children's movie camped up with adult bits and pieces. Or an American version of a good old British panto.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
March 15, 2013
he pacing is sluggish and the sentimental story never surprises. I wasn't feeling the magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
March 15, 2013
Not enough magic to mostly unfunny Carell-Carrey comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
March 15, 2013
In this entertaining yet inconsistent movie, Carrey is the incredible one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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