Written February 13, 2016
The movie was a disappointment to me and my wife. With the available talent in the cast I was suprised it turned out the way it did. Jim Carrey was good as Steve Gray, Steve Carell... just not believable playing a very self centered magician. Steve Buscemi was ok too. The movie seemed to lag on a bit. Typical story line easily figured out early on in the movie. There were many ways they could have gone with the characters on the story line to make it more convincing and entertaining to the viewer........
Written September 03, 2015
Definitely giggle worthy, there could have been a little more meat in the plot, but compared to other movies out there, this was a good date night. Steve Carrell never fails to entertain, and Jim Carey does a great piss take on a Criss Angel type street magician. Don't expect too much and just enjoy the show.
Written May 04, 2016
Got a little lax in the middle but the 2nd half was a lot of fun to watch.
Written May 25, 2015
This movie will take you through a range of emotions. There a plenty of laugh out loud moments, and there's an excellent message or two in there, too. Alan Arkin's character is excellent, and of course Olivia Wilde plays her character quite well. And she's wonderful to look at, too. Jim Carrey is an absolute hoot. This is a clean movie, too, so tweens and up should enjoy this. All in all, excellent entertainment.
Written September 02, 2015
If you've thought about seeing this movie, go see it. It's not going to knock your socks off, but if you thought it looked funny, you'll probably enjoy it like I did. It took me back to my days of performing out of a magic kit as a child and my dreams of being a magician. What's great about this movie is that it doesn't try to be something it's not. It's there for entertainment and to make you smile. You'll laugh, you'll appreciate your friends, you'll question what magic really is and what it's for, and why we're obsessed with the ridiculous (and sometimes grotesque) stunts we call "illusion" today. The cast is great, the acting is fun, and the underlying message about friendship being more important than fame and popularity is heartwarming in it's own goofy way. If you're on the fence, maybe wait and rent it. If you're looking for a good time and thought the previews were funny, it will make you smile and send you home appreciating those you love.