The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

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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+
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
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
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 24, 2013
Conjures up some laughs, if nothing else
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
March 21, 2013
In The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Jim Carrey makes a great freak, and Carell and Buscemi are total geeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
March 17, 2013
As lightweight as a ping-pong ball, this charming, slightly over-extended comedy sends up films about showbiz rivalries.
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
March 17, 2013
Fitfully amusing, but does its own disappearing act from your mind as soon as you leave the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
March 15, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 15, 2013
much better than it has any business being
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
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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
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
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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.
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-
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 15, 2013
Overall, I found the film entertaining enough to warrant a slight recommendation. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 15, 2013
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" isn't incredible, but it's a nicely performed bit of programmed Hollywood hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Grierson
Back Stage
March 15, 2013
Though formulaic and a bit uneven, "Burt Wonderstone" is further proof that Steve Carell's small-scale comedies have their pleasures.
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