Burt Wonderstone: Behold the power of magic!
Here is a movie that has a promising premise that could have been better pulled off if it was either structured differently or came out a decade earlier. The idea of competing magicians in Las Vegas is a good one, but The Incredible Burt Wonderstone does not quite have a script to really pull off a 90-minute movie out of this concept. Despite its short-comings from a story point, however, I do think the film generates a lot of laughs, which is the ultimate goal, of course, as well as create at least one character that I would be happy to see more of. Comedy is always the hardest type of film to critique, given how much humor registers differently to different people, but a film that makes me laugh is obviously doing something right. 'Burt Wonderstone' does not quite push the envelope, but it does set in on fire and make a dove appear inside of it, which is as good a trick as making me chuckle more than a few times in a movie that is flawed.
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