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The team behind the cult Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show makes the leap to features with this comedy concerning a pair of feuding magicians. When their long-running double act ends in disaster, the pair employs every power at their disposal to make each other's lives unbearable. Andrew O' Connor directs a script penned by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, and Peep Show regulars David Mitchell and Robert Webb star as the warring wizards. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

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"Perky turns from supporting thesps can't compensate for the sense that this plays like an attenuated TV episode."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"t's a perfectly agreeable way to while away an hour and a half -- but don't expect to remember much about it in the morning."
‑ Caroline Westbrook,
"While it's endearing and occasionally inspired, it's just not funny enough."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Something of a disappointment, due to a poorly conceived script and an underdeveloped plot."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"It's a cruel, mean-spirited kind of humour that highlights the lack of anything resembling real wit in the screenplay."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"O'Connor's direction has absolutely zero visual flair, making the performers' transition from television to film rather pointless."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian
"The bumbling charms of the stars just about pull this through, but there'll be few calls for an encore come the final curtain."
‑ Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
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