The Incredible Burt Wonderstone The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

ages 15+ | 30 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and his partner, Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi), have reigned as kings of the Las Vegas strip for years. Their work rakes in millions of dollars, but the biggest illusion yet is their friendship, for -- now -- time and familiarity have bred contempt between them. When a street magician's increasing popularity threatens to knock them off their thrones, Burt and Anton recognize that they have to repair the relationship and salvage the act.

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Rated PG-13 Dangerous Stunts|A Drug-Related Incident|Language|Sexual Content

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” has some genuinely funny moments, but its assembly-line story is so overdone that you’re likely to be checking your watch between the occasionally well-earned chuckles.

    There are a few content advisories to keep in mind before deciding if you’re willing to give “Wonderstone” a chance, but they’re about as generic as the rest of the film’s presentation. There’s an obligatory four-letter word used as a shock-punch line, mild drug and alcohol references, sexual and misogynistic dialogue as well as two lead-in-and-cut sexual scenes, all folded into a time line of intermittent milder-language and physical gross-out gags — the latter performed by Carrey’s street magician. Director Don Scardino wasn’t interested in pushing the PG-13 rating, but he wanted to land safely in center field with this buddy pic.

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  • (Female)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This movie I was kinda excited to see. I went with my family. But this movie is kind of like you would rent on DVD or rent on Demand. Steve Buscemi was very funny and Steve Carrell was okay. Steve plays Burt and he reminds me of all the other crazy characters he has played already. My least favorite character was Jim Carey. Jim is super funny but not in this movie. If you want to rent a good Jim Carey movie I recommend you rent "Yes Man". I wouldn't rush to see this movie. But just wait until DVD.

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Terrible. Utterly terrible.

  • (Female)

    ages 11+ | Not Worth Your Time

    dumb, just dumb... but if dumb comedy is your thing then this is your film. Bro- mace & icky stuff, I'm not the target audience. I think the target is Jr high boys thru early 30's guys. Icky, to clarify is fake magic which Jim Carey's character does, mind over matter things like Criss Angel.

  • ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    I really wanted to say that this wasn't worth your time. Here is the deal though, when you are able to look beyond the completely ridiculous part place by Jim Carey, there is actual a decent movie here. Now it is a bit lame and nothing to write home about, but it is on par with a Billy Madison acted movie. Anyway, I wouldn't make this my first pick but it is an ok movie.


    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    With Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, and Jim Carrey as the leads in the film, one would expect a rollicking laugh-fest. It doesn’t happen. There are funny moments and situations, but the comedy, drama, and script are far from magical. ClearPlay does a great job rescuing the film from its raunchy parts, but it can’t save it from its own mediocrity... See Full Review

  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Please do not contribute any more money towards this filmmaker this was terrible. I like the "stupid funny" movies but this one just takes it TOO FAR! Do not waste your time.

  • (Female)

    ages 15+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Despite the impressive cast, this movie falls flat. As a satire, it works, but Burt Wonderstone is so unlikeable that when his redemption eventually comes, it's not believable. There are a couple laugh out loud moments, but I was expecting more from this "comedy."

    This may be rated PG-13, but if I had a kid that age, I'd be uncomfortable letting him or her watch because of the numerous sexual references and crazy behavior from Criss Angel-like Steve Gray. The safe sex scene sends a good message, at least.

  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Left the theater after the first 15 minutes. It doesn't have a good message, and they aren't even real magicians. Go watch something else.

  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" takes a decisive wrong turn at its climax -- when a big comeback stunt depends more on narcotics than on magic. Coming on top of all the dubious humor on display, this development ramps up the problematic content of the picture -- and will leave viewers questioning whether Burt's values have really changed after all... See Full Review

  • Dove Foundation

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    This is a spoof of magicians in general and not a good one. The audience laughed or chuckled a few times, groaned a few more at the bad taste displayed by all. The language was profane and the illusions gross. We do not consider this to be a family film and therefore cannot recommend you go to this show... See Full Review

  • (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    "The pacing is slow, the laughs are scarce and intermittent and the story arch about a famous guy who has to lose his career in order to find himself is simultaneously tired and tawdry."... See Full Review

  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Everyone on screen seems to be having a blast, but this story of rival magicians in Las Vegas is not as much fun for the audience. It wants to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but there’s really nothing there... See Full Review

  • (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The laughs come fast and furious for about 30 minutes, then they fade into occasional chuckles of recognition and the odd hear-Carell-make-funny-whimpering-sounds gag, or see clueless Anton deliver unwanted magic kits (along with tasty bunnies) to starving Third World kids. Few jokes take us by surprise, but enough comic haymakers land to make “Burt Wonderstone” credible, in not exactly “incredible.”... See Full Review

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Almost as mystifying as what went on in the secret papal conclave this week is why it took a half-dozen credited writers to fashion the forgettable, formulaic and nearly laugh-free script that is The Incredible Burt Wonderstone... See Full Review

  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    A movie satirizing magicians — even rock 'n' roll hipster magicians — is only slightly more cutting edge than a movie mocking mimes or carnies. At times "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" seems as creaky as old Rance Holloway.

    But this is also one dark and wickedly funny comedy... See Full Review

  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Burt is a jerk, pure and simple, with the charm missing. Sure, in the predictable story he slouches toward redemption, but at a certain point, it’s too late to care. There’s just not enough heart in the movie.

    That’s too bad. There are some genuine laughs in the film, and the idea of letting the air out of such self-inflated performers as Criss Angel and David Blaine has a certain potential. Unfortunately it’s never quite realized here... See Full Review

Okfor ages12+