The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

DVD - 2013
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Down-on-his-luck Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) reunites with his old partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) to take on hip illusionist Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) in this comedy from prolific television director Don Scardino. Partners for 30 years, illusionists Burt and Anton made the Las Vegas Strip a magical place to be. But lately Burt and Anton's ticket sales have plummeted right alongside their once-strong partnership, allowing gritty street wizard Steve Gray (Carrey) an opportunity to steal their runic thunder. Now, in order for old dogs Burt and Anton to reclaim their rightful status as the best magicians on the Strip, they must learn some dazzling new tricks, and patch up their fractured friendship in the process.

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7duffy Sep 07, 2014

Not as funny as I had hoped, given the cast involved, but not bad either. Jim Carrey & Alan Arkin steal the show, as they often do. Fine, if you have 2 hours to kill.

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jimg2000
Aug 03, 2014

Yes, there are magic (camera tricks and incredible deception) but also about friendships and the career path of magician Burt from his childhood to become a Vegas headliner to his downfall and revival. Entertaining to watch.

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rslade
Jun 12, 2014

Lots of mugging and screaming gags, but not much more.

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biblioQ
May 29, 2014

Jim Carrey played an excellent role in this movie, yet his name isn't mentioned in the library record.

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jmthomas
Apr 28, 2014

Spoiler alert!!!!

Any movie where ppl kill puppies is horrible. Don't let kids or animal lovers watch.

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kayliemarie
Mar 09, 2014

We did not expect to enjoy this movie but did. It had a really cute ending which we enjoyed. Worth a watch

Bearddis Mar 03, 2014

A vapid husk of a comedy with only one mildly humorous joke to be found which like every other annoying trait about this movie wears thin. Lackluster performances from three A listers, an unforgivably bad script, and bizarre direction make this a must PASS.

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cdimov
Dec 15, 2013

You have to be impressed by the WillPower expressed by Steve Grey (Carrey's character).

dollfacecrafter Oct 30, 2013

fun to watch this, it is so cheesy, the magic show was so "vegas and cheesy" it made me cringe, (I think that was the point)I love Steve Buscemi though, he is great. hilarious when he was a kid " I have to take testorarone because I am so close to being a girl" . Alan Arkin was great also. some really funny moments, Jim Carrey was good and creepy as a street magician who was more "Jackass" than magin IMO. loved James Gandolfini also

lasertravis Sep 30, 2013

Very average comedy with an exceptional cast. High expectations really bottomed out. There are a few chuckles, but not nearly enough. Carrey hams it up. Buscemi is very low key. Carell was underwhelming and miscast in the lead role. Something felt like it was missing from this movie the whole time I was watching it...oh yeah: laughs.

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jmthomas
Apr 28, 2014

jmthomas thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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jimg2000
Aug 03, 2014

Burt: Are you a lesbian, Nicole?
Jane: Is every woman who doesn't sleep with you a lesbian?
Burt: Oh, no, I have slept with plenty of lesbians.
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Rance: I had a stroke. I don't recommend it, either. It's not as much fun as they tell you in the brochure.
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Burt: [Wonderstone confronts Gray in a bar] Mr. Gray. What you do is not magic. It is monkey porn.
Steve: I understand. It's natural for a dying leaf to be frightened by the autumn wind.

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