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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13 | | 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.

Director:

Don Scardino

Writers:

Jonathan Goldstein (screenplay), John Francis Daley (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Burt Wonderstone
Steve Buscemi ... Anton Marvelton
Olivia Wilde ... Jane
Jim Carrey ... Steve Gray
James Gandolfini ... Doug Munny
Alan Arkin ... Rance Holloway
Jay Mohr ... Rick the Implausible
Michael Herbig ... Lucius Belvedere (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Mason Cook ... Young Burt
Luke Vanek ... Young Anton
Zachary Gordon ... Bully
Richard Wolffe ... Richard Wolffe
Erin Burnett ... Erin Burnett
Brad Garrett ... Dom
David Copperfield ... David Copperfield
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Storyline

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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Abracatastic!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Failed to recoup its $30 million production budget. See more »

Goofs

When Burt is a child he is left-handed, but when he is an adult he is right-handed. See more »

Quotes

Anton Marvelton: I go to places where the children have neither food nor clean water and I give them magic.
Reporter in Cambodia: Do you also give them food and clean water?
Anton Marvelton: Well, no, I'm a magician - i bring magic.
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Connections

Referenced in Deadliest Catch: The Bait: Opening Day: King Crab (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Hands of Time
Written by Richie Havens, Andrew Cato (as Andy Cocup) and Tom Findlay (as Thomas Charles Findlay)
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of SME UK Limited
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Good, light-hearted fun
18 July 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Basically, this movie - about two warring magicians - got a lot of flack at the box office and was almost branded 'a flop.' Yes, it's no masterpiece. It's not even a comedy masterpiece. Perhaps people expected more because of the talent on display. They may have a point - the film does have a stellar cast and maybe it should have been better, or funnier than it actually is. However, just because it's no classic, doesn't mean that it's not worth watching.

It's light-hearted and easy-going. The gags - while occasionally predictable - are still amusing. You may not have many 'belly laughs' but, if you're in the mood for something that isn't very serious and quite frothy, the film should maintain a little smile on your face all the way through.

You may get a little more out of it if you're a fan of any or all of the actors. Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are top-billed and for a reason - they play their (kind of stupid) parts very well.

My only gripe is that it ran for about ten minutes too long in my opinion. It probably could have been trimmed somewhere in the middle to make it just that little bit tighter. Still fun though.

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burt Dickenson, Most Powerful Magician on the Planet Earth See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,177,257, 17 March 2013

Gross USA:

$22,537,881

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,437,881
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2.35 : 1
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