The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

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August 14, 2019
Wonderstone lacks actual magic; it's too contrived for that. But it least it has some heart...
July 30, 2019
If this was the movie equivalent of the magic trick where a woman gets sawed in half, there'd be blood all over the stage.
June 8, 2019
Like its titular character, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is all promise and no payoff.
November 1, 2018
Steve Carell feels tremendously miscast in a role that feels like it was meant for someone like Will Ferrell or Zach Galifinakis.
May 15, 2018
The trouble with celebrating old-fashioned entertainment is that Scardino needs to complete the hardest trick in Hollywood - making clichs seem fresh and funny. Sadly, the director is no David Copperfield...
February 6, 2018
The unbearable cheesiness that ensues makes for a long hour and 40 minutes that's far from incredible.
January 6, 2014
Since every funny moment here involves cynicism, arrogance, heartlessness, and self-destruction, you never believe the movie when it's telling you how nice and contrite these characters are.
August 11, 2013
...a serious disappointment that squanders its setup and talented cast...
June 25, 2013
A painfully tedious and unpleasant comedy completely void of any laughs.
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.
June 25, 2013
A slow, humdrum comedy that would have worked better as a 10-minute sketch than a feature film.
June 23, 2013
As a character, Burt Wonderstone runs counter to Steve Carell's inherent sweetness. In Carell's hands, Burt comes off as a 50-calorie Ron Burgundy. When he tightens his vocal cords to hit Ferrell's register, the strain is as visible as it is audible.
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.
June 12, 2013
Hot properties John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Horrible Bosses) penned the script, and while it's another effort which lacks depth and real emotional involvement, they're certainly proving themselves as dependable, if not exceptional, talents.
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.
April 15, 2013
Everything that happens after it lets its abrasive character off the hook is completely predictable, but movies with this kind of pervasive silliness don't exist for their unpredictable plot lines-in fact they rely on predictability.
April 11, 2013
April 8, 2013
4 good jokes do not a good comedy feature film make.
March 29, 2013
The cast members can't elevate this subpar material, although they do showcase an impressive array of sequined costumes and crazy wigs.
March 28, 2013
One of the most disappointing aspects of the whole thing is that you really want to like the movie.
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