The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Critics Consensus

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone serves up some goofy laughs, but given its outrageous conceit, it's surprisingly safe and predictable.

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Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act-both onstage and off-if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.(c) WB

Cast

Steve Carell
as Burt Wonderstone
Steve Buscemi
as Anton Marvelton
Jim Carrey
as Steve Gray
James Gandolfini
as Doug Munny
Alan Arkin
as Rance Holloway
Jay Mohr
as Rick the Implausible
Michael Herbig
as Lucius Belvedere
Mason Cook
as Young Burt
Luke Vanek
as Young Anton
Erin Burnett
as Herself
Ron Ostrow
as Jim the Bartender
Ron Pearson
as Juggler Ventriloquist
Robert Manning
as Male Doctor
Tate Hanyok
as Nicole #1
John Francis Daley
as Paramedic 1
Melissa Ordway
as Reporter in Las Vegas
Vance DeGeneres
as Reporter in Cambodia
Murray Gershenz
as Elderly Man
John Rubano
as Store Manager
Bryson Barrett
as Cambodian Boy
Forrest Wheeler
as Cambodian Boy
Kimia Sun
as Villager
Kelly Sry
as Villager
Augie Issac
as Young Boy
Mark Engelhardt
as Stagehand
Daniel Spink
as Spectator
Chad Kultgen
as Spectator
Marceline Hugot
as Pinata Woman
Leni Ito
as Japanese Girl
Jonathan Goldstein
as Stagehand at B&A Theater
Tossaporn Banks
as London Onlooker
Jessica McClain
as Doug Munny's Wife
Chyna Chuu
as Doug Munny's Valet
Stan Knight
as Elvis Impersonator
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Critic Reviews for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

All Critics (192) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (71) | Rotten (121)

  • Since every funny moment here involves cynicism, arrogance, heartlessness, and self-destruction, you never believe the movie when it's telling you how nice and contrite these characters are.

    Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone makes the classic mistake of thinking a comedy about magicians will be magical.

    Mar 20, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The true comeback story in this fictional comeback story doesn't belong to a character named Burt Wonderstone, but to an actor named Jim Carrey.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Full Review…
  • This comedy about a magician who must hit bottom before rising again to the wonder of his beloved craft pulls plenty of sweet moments and a slew of laughs out of a story that might have been thin air.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/4
  • This may be the kind of semi-bad, semi-inspired comedy that could not only stand repeated viewings but perhaps improve with them.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Full Review…
  • It's rather like a children's movie camped up with adult bits and pieces. Or an American version of a good old British panto.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

  • May 05, 2015
    Harmless, and easily forgotten.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 25, 2014
    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is an amicable movie starring Steve Carell in the title role, and Steve Buscemi as his lifelong friend and Magic Partner. This film is marketed as a comedy, and has mild laughs, especially when Jim Carrey is on screen as their nemesis, the Criss Angel like Steve Gray. It takes place in Vegas where the duo performs at the luxurious Bally's Hotel (Bally's hasn't been a top flight hotel for years). The romantic interest to Carell's Wonderstone is Olivia Wilde, whose beauty and talent is entirely wasted in this film. There are times when it seems like the writer couldn't decide if this was a straight comedy or a Rom Com.(Romantic Comedy). Small roles of the Late, Great James Gandolifini (As the Casino Owner) and the still fantastic Alan Arkin, as Wonderstone's Mentor and inspiration, over shadow the middling performance by Carell. Carell can play a jerk, in his sleep, which seems like what he is doing in this film.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2014
    I can't believe how many bad reviews I read for this movie.I actually thought it was alright.With Jim Carrey, Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi & others I guess the movie could've been better.With all the bad reviews I read before I watched The Incredible Burt Wonderstone I was expecting a piece of garbage so I was suprised I liked it at all.There is something off about the movie but I can't figure out what it is.I guess I thought it would be funnier.My main problem was the ending.The movie was fine but the ending just seemed over the top even for a movie.Everything seemed to be going fine up until then
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2013
    A good and pretty funny movie about magic and magicians. Great cast among others Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Alan Arkin and the late James Gandolfini.
    Magnus X Super Reviewer

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