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Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray, 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 in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.
Comedy - This is a comedy aimed an adult audience. Fans of the stars should
enjoy though Jim Carrey's role is a small supporting one, and Steve
Carell is the main lead. Some language and suggestive humor, plus
some tricks that should not be imitated by kids, make this one of
caution for parents of young children.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 7 S-words; 5 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Hits, cuts, burns without blood and played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Verbal humor, silly sight gags and slapstick, some toilet humor and sex humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average The movie offers just enough jokes not to fall into the "wretchedly unwatchable" category but it's as forgettable as a motion picture can be.
Roger EbertFull Review Good And then there's Carrey, reaching deep into the trick bag that turned him into a star some 20 years ago. He's physical, he's intense, he's ridiculous — and he made me laugh more than any comedic character in recent memory.
USA TodayFull Review Average 'Incredible Burt Wonderstone' has no humor up its sleeve
Washington PostFull Review Average 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' is momentarily diverting, but it's also destined to disappear quickly.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 54 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:All three of the children loved it.
TEENS:The three male reviews are very mixed. Half the ladies loved "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." Another quarter enjoyed it very much. The last quarter rated it average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Three of the five males loved it. The remaining two indicated they enjoyed it very much. Two females loved it, two rated it above average and two rated it average.
ADULTS:Just over half the males indicated that they enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, this leaves a large percentage of reviews that are a bit on the low side, plus a few very low reviews. The female reviews are just slightly better. They have a few more higher reviews and a few less low reviews.
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 is starting to look stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act -- both onstage and off -- if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.