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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
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When a street magician's stunts begin to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage their act, and their friendship, by staging their own daring stunt.
Statement of Responsibility: New Line Cinema ; produced by Chris Bender ... [et al.] ; screenplay by Jonathan M. Goldstein & John Francis Daley ; directed by Don Scardino
Title: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2013
Edition: Rental
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container
Performers: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey.
Summary: When a street magician's stunts begin to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage their act, and their friendship, by staging their own daring stunt.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for sexual content, dangerous stunts, a drug-related incident and language
System Details: DVD, dual-layer format, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD
Other Language: English, French, or Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Magicians Drama Friendship Drama Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Topical Term: Magicians
Friendship
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE I
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Roosevelt Island 8-12-2014, 6PM. Lots of laughs in this wacky parody of the Magic business as Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi & Jim Carrey star as competing Magicians.

Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Mason Elston Cook


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Sep 07, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not as funny as I had hoped, given the cast involved, but not bad either. Jim Carrey & Alan Arkin steal the show, as they often do. Fine, if you have 2 hours to kill.

Aug 03, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Yes, there are magic (camera tricks and incredible deception) but also about friendships and the career path of magician Burt from his childhood to become a Vegas headliner to his downfall and revival. Entertaining to watch.

Jun 12, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Lots of mugging and screaming gags, but not much more.

Mar 09, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

We did not expect to enjoy this movie but did. It had a really cute ending which we enjoyed. Worth a watch

Mar 03, 2014
  • Bearddis rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A vapid husk of a comedy with only one mildly humorous joke to be found which like every other annoying trait about this movie wears thin. Lackluster performances from three A listers, an unforgivably bad script, and bizarre direction make this a must PASS.

Oct 30, 2013
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

fun to watch this, it is so cheesy, the magic show was so "vegas and cheesy" it made me cringe, (I think that was the point)I love Steve Buscemi though, he is great. hilarious when he was a kid " I have to take testorarone because I am so close to being a girl" . Alan Arkin was great also. some really funny moments, Jim Carrey was good and creepy as a street magician who was more "Jackass" than magin IMO. loved James Gandolfini also

Sep 30, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Very average comedy with an exceptional cast. High expectations really bottomed out. There are a few chuckles, but not nearly enough. Carrey hams it up. Buscemi is very low key. Carell was underwhelming and miscast in the lead role. Something felt like it was missing from this movie the whole time I was watching it...oh yeah: laughs.

Sep 26, 2013
  • dgr rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really meant to see this film when I saw the ad near 34th and 9th. I just never got there. Too busy or too poor or both. This film is worth seeing just to see Jim Carrey. To see him "levitate" out of the bar with no special effects except sound, I think. I read on IMDb that they'd considered Thomas Lennon for Buscemi's part. That might have been a good choice. Jim Carrey seems to be at his genius-best when he's not playing nice guys. He IS creepy in this role but fantastic creepy. This film was good but Steve Carrel just can't keep up with Carrey. At some point, he seemed to switch from his Vegas stage persona to his Carrel persona. Maybe he should have kept the artifice. As good as JC is, he just overwhelms everyone when he's supporting. He's unstoppable.

Sep 19, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A cute but pointless film, THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE is about a vapid magician who feuds with his assistant, his partner, and his mentor until he faces the real challenge of a new edgy magician who threatens the innocence of magic. It was just kind of aimless and lacked narrative tension to the point that it must have lost the attention of its audience. For a time waster, though, I'd recommend it.

Aug 11, 2013
  • oilersfan71 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Story dragged on and lost my interest so much I kind of missed the ending. Oops

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Aug 03, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Burt: Are you a lesbian, Nicole?
Jane: Is every woman who doesn't sleep with you a lesbian?
Burt: Oh, no, I have slept with plenty of lesbians.
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Rance: I had a stroke. I don't recommend it, either. It's not as much fun as they tell you in the brochure.
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Burt: [Wonderstone confronts Gray in a bar] Mr. Gray. What you do is not magic. It is monkey porn.
Steve: I understand. It's natural for a dying leaf to be frightened by the autumn wind.

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