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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) Movie Reviews

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07/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone review

As a kid Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) wanted to be a magician after getting a kit on his birthday. Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) befriends Burt and have become partners. A risky street magician named Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) becomes popular and the shows of Burt dwindle. It was nice to see the late James Gandolfini in this fatherly role. Carrey despite a supporting role here was still hilarious. Buschemi was really funny as well. Soundtrack was applicable and pace of the film fluid. Only knack this reviewer observed were the usage of special effects (which was pretty obvious in most scenes), some of the script was forced to make people laugh and overreacting scenes of Carell. Overall, the sum of its parts were better than the whole. Carrey still has it and Buscemi just amazin...

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07/01/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Passable Burt Wonderstone

With such a strong group of comedic actors at it's disposal, Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey, and Steve Buscemi, one could only imagine The Incredible Burt Wonderstone to be a non-stop laugh riot. Unfortunately, this is not the case. While there are indeed several laugh out loud moments. The film makers decide to go with the more 'sweet and heartfelt' route, rather than throwing non-stop hilarious gags at the viewer. Another problem is that it plays it quite safe and predictable, when this film probably could have benefited from a R rating and more raunchy material. Still, as it goes, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a good natured story well told with sparkling direction. But with Carrell and especially Jim Carrey (who isn't given enough screen time by half), you can't help but fee...

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04/21/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Wonderstone has left me split

Iím actually very split on this one. by that I mean when this movie gets something wrong, Itís really wrong, and when it gets things right itís incredible. One part of me really liked it, and the other really hated it.

Comedy is a real issue here, Steve Carrel isnít funny, the laughs are few and far between in this comedy, and that is mostly because Carrel just isnít funny as a spoiled jerk. I always preferred carrelís dramatic work more then his comedy, and when I do like his comedic roles they are much more restrained then this. He just canít be likable or funny while also being funny so ends up being neither likable nor funny.

Now, when the movie is funny (and it rarely is,) itís freaking hilarious. Thereís a bit about bringing magic to starving children that had me gasping ...

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2.5/4 

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03/16/2013 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Let's cut to the chase - If it wasn't for Jim Carrey, I would have disliked The Incredible Burt Wonderstone much, much, much more. This is a fairly good premise, and with the actors involved it could have been, and should have been a hilariously fun movie. Instead, director Don Scardino doesn't give the movie any spark or appeal. It felt so lazy and forced and at times uneven. This may be a weird thing to say, but I thought that Steve Carell was a miscast. His character, Burt Wonderstone, is a snobby, selfish, and mean-spirited person, and I felt that wasn't a good fit for Steve Carell. He felt uncomfortable in the part, unable to find the correct comedic tone his character needed. Steve Buscemi, shamefully, is horribly underused. He's a terrific talent, and the tedious script never gave ...

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2/4 

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