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
Written October 29, 2014
sad to have this cast and a horrible script and direction would have walked out but my
wife loves steve and jim but hey everyone bombs sometime
Written March 15, 2013
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Written August 30, 2014
This movie was sooo boring. At times it felt like the lead actors filmed their scenes on different days....ok, this is what's happening...now, react...except they didn't react. The 'hot box' scene could have been very funny, but wasn't. I found myself laughing just because it felt weird not laughing at a comedy. I have to admit I laughed my ***off at one point...at the very end, I mean seconds before the credits, when they showed how they pulled off the "grand illusion". I was so looking forward to seeing this movie too. The only thing enjoyable, for me, was Olivia Wilde. The comedic talent was just wasted on this movie. Such a shame too.