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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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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, 17 March 2013, Wide Release

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$22,525,921, 5 May 2013
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Trivia

Don Scardino insisted that the over-the-top illusions be entirely shot with practical special effects. Magician David Copperfield served as an advisor for those scenes, and they were accomplished using practical effects. See more »

Goofs

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

Rance Holloway: [watching Steve Gray perform] This is what they call magic these days? This is some kind of terrible shit!
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.104 (2013) See more »

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You've Got Another Thing Comin
Written by Rob Halford, K.K. Downing (as Kenneth Downing) and Glenn Tipton (as Glenn Raymond Tipton)
Performed by Judas Priest
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Better than I expected
8 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I didn't have very high expectations for this movie, given what I had heard about it. With that being said, I was left wondering why this movie didn't get more positive reviews/higher ratings.

There were moments that left me thinking that it was going to go in a very predictable direction and disappoint me in the end, but I was wrong.

I think Jim Carrey really held this movie together. I couldn't hold back laughing every time he came on the screen. One of his better roles as of late.

I would recommend that you definitely give this movie a chance, regardless of what you've read/heard.


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