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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$22,525,921 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Michelle Monaghan, Jessica Biel, Sarah Silverman, Winona Ryder and Judy Greer were considered for the role of Jane. See more »

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When Steve Gray drills the wooden plank - in a closer view, he drills it near the top. In the next shot, he removes the drill from the center. See more »

Quotes

Doug Munny: [asking Burt and Anton to update their act] You've been doing the same shit since I hired you. You even come on stage to that same god damn song.
Burt Wonderstone: It's called "Abracadabra", and it is considered a modern classic.
Doug Munny: It's shit.
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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is not really a bad movie if you can get through the fact that the entire film itself is basically a magic show, but that being said, this is still a pretty funny movie that has plenty of well-timed jokes, lots of acting talent, pretty cool stunts, and Jim Carrey's best performance in ages. Basically, if you're a fan of magic shows and the such, this is the perfect film for you.

Don Scardino's film is about two magicians named Burt Wonderstone and his partner, Anton whom fallen into hard times, especially after the two lifelong friends separate. But as Burt is trying to get himself back into the show, he has to compete with a rising star named Steve Gray who takes magic to a whole new level.

This film features a talented cast and for the most part, they do their job well. I must say that Jim Carrey stole the show. He was incredibly hilarious as Steve Gray and my gosh he did some incredible stunts. My favorite scene was when we laid down in a bed of hot coal and I couldn't stop laughing. Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi were ideal choices and while they can't live up to Carrey, they do a good job. James Gandolfini was pretty good here as well, though I feel like he was miscasted and finally Alan Arkin was very good despite his small screen time.

Overall, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a pretty fun movie and it can be very funny at times. Unfortunately, you can't thank the script for that, but you can thank the talented cast for rising up to the weak script. The kids will definitely love the flashy visuals and even adults may feel a little bit of their inner child. But be warned, if you get bored of magic tricks, you will get bored with this film. I rate this film 8/10.


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