Written October 01, 2016
Although the critics aren't wild about this movie, I was looking forward to seeing a comedy with Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, and Jim Carrey. The critics are right. The movie has its spots of humor, but not often enough. Buscemi is out of character as the caring, sensitive half of a magical act with Carrell. I wanted to see the crazy Buscemi. Jim Carrey is the star of the movie IMO. His crazed portrayal of "mind freak" magicians is very funny. It's the old Jim Carrey which I enjoyed so much in Ace Ventura movies. This movie is worth seeing when it comes out on cable in a few months, but not worth a trip to the cinema to see it.
Written January 25, 2015
Cannot figure out why this cast even showed up for work. One of the worst movies of the year. Even their make up was botched. What the heck happened ?
Written May 27, 2016
take the box office money and spend it on laundry... I guarantee you will have more fun!
this movie is probably the biggest waste of cinematographic resource in the past year
Written October 25, 2014
From the trailer this looked like a really fun movie that was going to be really stupid at the same time if that makes sense. I am proud to say while this movie is a little over the top and stupid at times it is very funny and i loved this movie. The concept of this movie is brilliant and i'm surprised it hasn't been done before. There can be a good concept and a terrible movie right? Not in this case the outstanding cast just executes this movie perfectly and steve carell is incredible (pun intended),steve buscemi is funny as the abused partner, jim carrey is crazy as a david blane type but my favorite out of all of them is the magical olivia wilde she was great as burts assistant and want to be magician.. I also really enjoyed the soundtrack it fit the movie perfectly it was so light and fast paced and thats also another the movie had going for it, it was very fast paced and the run tine just flew by so as far as comedies go this is a very good one thats why i'm giving it a 8.5/10
Written July 24, 2016
I am not a person that is sensitive to movies, but this is out right terrible. the stunts that jim karry does makes your skin crawl. putting his arm in fire, laying on hot coals telling people you smell my flesh burning, cutting his face open with a knife and then pulling a card out thru his bloody skin. yea, and if that is not enough then he tells the audience to hold their children up high so they can see, while he drills into his head with and electric drill. grouse..
the other magicians are a disgrace to the profession. it shows that all they are interested in is getting women into bed. with all types of snide sexual remarks. I am not a prude, I have watched action movies and I am a male, but this is not for children., oh I forgot on other thing Jim does, he drives a nail into a table with his head, and also after a boy on his birthday is given a Yorkshire terrier Jim karry takes the dog and crushes it in his hands making the boy cry. bad movie