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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 24, 2013
Conjures up some laughs, if nothing else
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
March 21, 2013
Now you see it, and now you wish you really hadn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 21, 2013
Remains stubbornly mediocre without ever being actively awful. It's stuck in this dreadful oily neutral of being almost virulently OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
March 20, 2013
Steve Carell is no Magic Mike.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
March 20, 2013
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone makes the classic mistake of thinking a comedy about magicians will be magical.
Full Review | 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.
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-
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
March 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
March 19, 2013
Now you laugh at it, now you don't.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 19, 2013
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.
March 17, 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 | Original Score: 2/5
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
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
March 17, 2013
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
March 17, 2013
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 | Original Score: 5/10
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
March 16, 2013
Wonderstone is an enticing concept but lacks the laughs to back up its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope
March 16, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 16, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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
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