The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone serves up some goofy laughs, but given its outrageous conceit, it's surprisingly safe and predictable.

Wesley Morris

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.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

This may be the kind of semi-bad, semi-inspired comedy that could not only stand repeated viewings but perhaps improve with them.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

With its silly, glittery costumes and warring stars, this basically does for magic what Blades Of Glory did for ice skating.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

The true comeback story in this fictional comeback story doesn't belong to a character named Burt Wonderstone, but to an actor named Jim Carrey.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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.

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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

Refreshingly single-minded in its aim to entertain, Wonderstone has no social agenda, no artistic aspirations, no enduring lessons - other than, perhaps, the universality of lifelong friendship.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

Lou Lumenick
New York 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.

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J. Olson

Flawed, but its affability is undeniable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
I liked this film and found it funny. Cliche, but still funny.
Mike S
<i>The Incredible Burt Wonderstone</i> was not so incredible. Amiable cast, but the way Steve Carell's character is written makes him more… More
Chris Miele
This movie succeeds at being the most laugh-less comedy movie I've seen in a while. How do you get together Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey and Steve Buscemi and… More
Spencer S.
There are some nice laughs to be had here and there, but even with a fantastic cast giving their all, this film is untimely, mostly strange, and sincerely slow.… More
Cynthia S.
3 3/4's...Definitely for fans of Jim Carrey, and Steve Carell, of which I am. Not an Oscar winner, just pure silly enjoyment. It took a little while to get… More
Everett Johnson
** This is one of those comedies that tries hard to be funny with an odd character, but doesn't succeed. Think Mike Myers in "The Love Guru",… More