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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  15 March 2013 (USA)
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A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.



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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 guerrilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show is starting to look stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act - both onstage and off - if only Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place. Written by stefanstojkov

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burt Dickenson  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,177,257 (USA) (15 March 2013)


$22,525,921 (USA) (3 May 2013)

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Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) is clearly a parody of famed illusionist Criss Angel, who also served as one of the film's consultants. See more »


During the rehearsal scene in the retirement home, Burt and Rance compete by staring at each other as they roll a coin across their knuckles. Rance is using his left hand, until Burt drops his coin and loses. Rance rolls the coin to his thumb and raises his left hand with the coin in victory but in the very next shot, the coin is in his right hand as the seniors applaud. See more »


Burt Wonderstone: The life of a child magician.
Jane: Yes. Try being a girl child magician. They called me Magic Bitch.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.102 (2013) See more »


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An Enjoyable Watch
22 May 2013 | by (Alabama, United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of times I go into a movie with an opinion already formed about it. It's not based on any research or critical reviews, simply on the trailer. That was case with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. My opinion of the film was not too positive going in. I was dragged to it by a friend of mine with questionable taste in movies to begin with. I could have not been more surprised. I found myself laughing through the entire feature.

The movie is pretty farcical to say the least, at some junctures borderline silly, but found myself quite enjoying the humor. It was a nice change of pace from all the recent comedies that have to go to the extreme with language and sex humor to make their point. It pokes fun at inter-workings of the illusionist and the final scene before the credits is classic.

The characters were very well cast. It is no secret based on past films and TV that Steve Carrell has experience in magic tricks, and he pulls it off in the film. It was also refreshing to see Steve Buscemi reprise a comedic role and carry, an impressive contrast to bootlegger Knucky Thompson. And as you would expect, Jim Carrey steals the show as the antagonistic shock magician, Steve Gray. For those who like these actors, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a silly, light hearted but enjoyable hour and forty minute movie.

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