The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

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March 24, 2013
This lame comedy lacks anything resembling amusement and magic - until the final credits which involve a sight gag.
March 21, 2013
Now you see it, and now you wish you really hadn't.
March 21, 2013
Remains stubbornly mediocre without ever being actively awful. It's stuck in this dreadful oily neutral of being almost virulently OK.
March 20, 2013
Steve Carell is no Magic Mike.
March 20, 2013
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone makes the classic mistake of thinking a comedy about magicians will be magical.
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.
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.
March 19, 2013
Now you laugh at it, now you don't.
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.
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.
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.
March 16, 2013
Wonderstone is an enticing concept but lacks the laughs to back up its potential.
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 ...
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.
March 15, 2013
Not so incredible.
March 15, 2013
Director Don Scardino gets good mileage from a supporting cast that includes Alan Arkin and Olivia Wilde. But the one trick he can't pull off is making sense of Carell's character.
March 15, 2013
The wigs (oh, the wigs!) and costumes and magic tricks only take you so far, though, and the movie stages a maneuver at the end but then shows us exactly how it was done, after providing the basics.
March 15, 2013
Carrel looks too bored to "be that guy" anymore.
March 15, 2013
David Copperfield actually makes a cameo appearance. His best act in years is to disappear from this film after a few seconds.
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