• Released
  • March 15, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Comedy
  • 1,623 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A slick new performer threatens the status of a popular Las Vegas act by two longtime magicians.

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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie is pleasant. It's reasonably funny. But the one who gets the real laughs here, the hard laughs, is Carrey, who plays the kind of...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is also one dark and wickedly funny comedy.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie itself is too cautious and unimaginative to bring off what a great magic trick — or comedy — should do: make us laugh out loud...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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Enjoyable but as familiar as the old-school routines its magician heroes dish out.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The hair is funny, in part, because not much else is. “Burt Wonderstone” is a lazy, underwritten imitation Will Ferrell movie.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
What might have been an entertaining, silly comedy opts for pseudo-earnestness over movie magic.
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45

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
There are some funny bits and characters around the edges of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but its core is empty of humor. In fact, this...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Like a creaky Vegas act desperate to please, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is so eager you can’t help wanting to like it. But you also...
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Magicians have been pulling rabbits out of hats for ages. And yet, with all this talent, no one can make a decent script materialize.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Alan Arkin does the best trick, bringing a dollop of humanity to the role of Rance Holloway, the magician who was young Burt's inspiration....
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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Not enough magic to mostly unfunny Carell-Carrey comedy.
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