Written November 27, 2014
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 November 29, 2014
I like Steve Carell in general so was really looking forward to this fim. As it began I kept waiting for the funny parts to happen. I waited and waited. I even waited some more. There were a couple parts that got a chuckle but, overall, it was a dud. The writing was poor. There just seemed to be very little for him to be funny about. There were a few teenage girls that laughed a few times in the theater but I think they were laughing about something else. Swing and a miss.
Written September 16, 2014
I am clueless how anyone has given this movie an even remotely decent review. Clearly those people either saw a different movie or they were on drugs when watching it. This was hands down the WORST WORST WORST film I have ever seen. Not a single scene was funny. It was incredibly stupid. Horrible script. I kept contemplating walking out of the move the entire time but didn't have to pay to see it kept hoping that maybe it would get better from how horrible it already was. Sad to see the usually funny Jim carrey in such a horrible movie that does him no good at all. Cause it WASNT funny!! Even if you don't have to pay to see it like me, DONT SEE IT! biggest waste of time I ever spent.
Written October 02, 2014
With an excellent cast, I went in with high expectations and left with a mixed bag of sentiments. Overall, the movie is OK, not the best but not the worst. The story setting and characters pull upon every segment of magicians and show business by executing parodies of some of the most popular magic acts of our times. From Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Cris Angel, and David Blain.
However where it misses for me, though I admit I found some moments funny, is the bit of awkwardness, jokes that came off a bit more tasteless than funny, and the absurd moments were more disturbing than absurd, though some moments do have their moments.
The story's plot carries the movie and the plot twists are good as the character conflicts quickly wrap the story up in a redeemable manner.
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