Written April 21, 2015
Honestly, that was a pretty funny movie, and as over-the-top as some of the characters were, it had some valuable life lessons, all while poking fun at the Vegas magic shows of the real world. Both Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi were hilarious in their unique styles, and Jim Carey's mocking of Chris Angel was piss-your-pants funny. I'd say it was the first movie I've seen this year actually worth the $11 I paid for it.
Written August 30, 2015
This film had promise. With a serious A-list cast, an obviously excessive production budget and the promise of magic in the city of trash glamour, they really should have done better, much better. Parts of this film are about as unfunny as film comedy gets without flying produce directed at the screen. The fact is, it seems like the cast got together for two days for the shoot and were reading it for the first time. It's a bad movie but not a terrible one. You'd probably want to wait for the DVD or stream because it's not worth the price of a matinee ticket. Skip this one. You'll be glad you did.
Written March 29, 2015
This movie was OK. Good performances but the movie itself was just so so. It wasn't terrible... I laughed. But I also won't be quoting this movie for years to come. It was kind of like eating a plain water cracker... I know I put something in my mouth but I wont' remember that I did it 2 days later.
Written March 18, 2013
The movie just really wasnt funny, i had higher hopes for it based on a review i read, even jim carrey's return to physical humor lacked humor. the movie could've used will ferrel's buffoonary
Written December 27, 2014
Really the 4 other people in the theatre didn't get the memo either about how bad this movie is and a few chuckles but nothing to laugh at except that I actually sat through the whole move expecting something good to see.
Yes the very large theatre was empty.