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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
  • 2013
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Don Scardino
  • Written by: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Chad Kultgen, Tyler Mitchell
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Jim Carrey
  • UK release: 15 March 2013
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Burt Wonderstone (Carell) and sidekick Anton (Buscemi) are crowd-pleasing Vegas magicians whose act is threatened by the arrival of upstart street magician Steve Gray (Carrey). The promise of a no-holds-barred duel of bad taste is sadly unfulfilled, with listless performances and a script that lacks laughs.

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

13 Mar 20132 stars

Laughs are lacking in this tale of rival Vegas magicians, starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey

After competing dramas about competing magicians (The Prestige and The Illusionist) comes the same idea played for broad laughs. Given that Vegas-style showmanship is ridiculously campy anyway, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has a large…

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