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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act-both onstage and off-if Burt can get back… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

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"This comedy about a magician who must hit bottom before rising again to the wonder of his beloved craft pulls plenty of sweet moments and a slew of laughs out of a story that might have been thin air."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A veritable festival of bad toupees and repeated gags that just lie there, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'' runs a bit more than an hour and a half but seems much longer - like it had been edited down at the last minute."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"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."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"This may be the kind of semi-bad, semi-inspired comedy that could not only stand repeated viewings but perhaps improve with them."
‑ Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone isn't."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"...a serious disappointment that squanders its setup and talented cast..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A slow, humdrum comedy that would have worked better as a 10-minute sketch than a feature film."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"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."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"A generic, fitfully funny mainstream comedy that doesn't nearly get the best from its name-brand players but doesn't qualify as a desecration, either."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
""The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" isn't incredible, but it's a nicely performed bit of programmed Hollywood hilarity."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A painfully tedious and unpleasant comedy completely void of any laughs."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"You know a director is in trouble when you can barely keep your eyes open to ogle a scantily clad Olivia Wilde."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
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