Written December 28, 2014
I love Jim Carrey and Steve . I will say that I was tired and that the theatre was empty because I saw it Thursday night in a mature white area. Which means nobody was in there and so the energy was down. I did however enjoy the movie a lot but I was too damn tired to laugh. I knew I should have waited until friday. I keep doing it to myself though.
Written March 18, 2013
What a waste of good talent, great actors looking ridiculous in costumes and a weak story line. The only enjoyable parts were the beginning 5 minutes and Alan Arkins scenes
Written September 16, 2014
I went in ready to laugh 'till I had tears in my eyes, but I was disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the movie, but it lacked the big laughs I was expecting. There were a few magic tricks I was awed by (only a few). Jim Carrey's "Chris Angel" type character was morbid and gross. (Loved the hair though!) I did like the journey that Steve Carell's character went through and the ending was nice. I was glad their "magical friendship" was saved. Olivia Wilde was beautiful as usual, but I felt her character lacked a reason for being there. She never would have stuck around in real life. But - if you are looking for a mindless way to spend 2 hours of your afternoon, and if you are a Steve Carell fan, then I recommend this movie. It was OK.
Written March 24, 2013
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
Written March 17, 2013
It started out with promise, but then into morphed into something absurd and ridiculous, but NOT funny. The Jim Carrey character was fine, until his last magic "trick." The last 20 minutes of the movie were stupid. If the premise was intended to be a satire about magicians, the writers and the director missed the mark. Don't bother with this one. I'm just glad I only paid $6, which I'll write off as a charitable deduction.