Hit and miss comedy, pulls at the right parts and wrong parts of humor

By phrixion
Written January 18, 2017
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.
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Grody, Tacky and Humorless

By mrsannacampbell
Written August 30, 2016
This movie was distasteful and hard to watch. A lot of gruesome tricks that aren't related to magic in any way. Just bad. I want my money back.
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About what I expected, which wasn't much

By Blumantis
Written July 28, 2016
I'm not a Steve Carell fan, and this movie did nothing to make me feel otherwise. It was a tired and depressing story, and that led to an implausible ending. Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde (formerly in the House series) had decent performances, but they couldn't make up for a bad plot and two unconvincing lead actors (Carell and Buscemi). Save your money for a movie that instead will star Carrey and Wilde.
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Wait for the dvd!

By PRIMO1023
Written August 24, 2016
I fell asleep during this movie.The funniest parts of the movie were the trailers.I expected this movie to be so much funnier,and maybe it is if your high but I wasn't.There was four people in the theater including me and my girl.Save your money!
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Waste of time and talent

By dnadler
Written December 04, 2016
I thought this might be funny – liking Steve Carell. This movie is so stupid as to be beyond The characters are unbelievable, the acting is bad, the story makes no sense, it was bad. It is hard to say anything positive about this movie. Avoid it at all costs. I don't know what they were thinking – it looks like they weren't thinking. Terrible, terrible, terrible
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