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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

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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+
Will Leitch
Deadspin
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+
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
March 14, 2013
We're lectured repeatedly about the wonders of well-performed magic, yet director Don Scardino relies on computer-generated trickery. The coup de theatre that puts Burt and Anton back on top is a cheat of literally unbelievable proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: * 1/2
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
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
Chris Blohm
Little White Lies
March 14, 2013
Some laughs, sure, but Carell's creation isn't quite classic and the script sends out mixed messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
March 9, 2013
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is by no means an awful film, and it does have some genuinely funny moments, it just offers nothing new and comes off as stale and recycled for the most part.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
March 14, 2013
'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' isn't breaking comedic ground, nor is it 'incredible,' but there is something magical about seeing Carell, Carrey, Buscemi and Arkin together.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
March 15, 2013
Even this comedic triumvirate cannot prevent the script's biggest feat of magic: making the laughs disappear.
March 13, 2013
If The Incredible Burt Wonderstone were a real Vegas show, its rightful home would be amongst the rubble of an imploded casino.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
March 14, 2013
Sweet and good-natured and periodically chuckle-worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
March 15, 2013
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is just a delusional illusion of passable entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
March 13, 2013
Somehow, all that potential disappeared, and we're left feeling like Burt halfway though the movie: swindled and unloved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
March 13, 2013
Carrey's street magician is funny at times but it feels like he's stuck in a bad Mad TV sketch. Overall, this has all the components of being a great comedy; sadly it just can't pull off the trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Eddie Harrison
The List
March 13, 2013
Lacks wit, genuine laughs, or any real sense of wonder, just a couple of misfiring comics in fright-wigs going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 14, 2013
Like a joke that has been waiting to be told since the 1980s and they've mangled the punch line in 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
March 12, 2013
Carell again plays oblivious in the fitfully inspired magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but he doesn't play human.
Top Critic
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2013
Occasionally amusing but instantly forgettable.
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
March 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: B-
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