219. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

8.0 Odd but hilarious
  • Acting 8.2
  • Directing 7.8
  • Story 7.9
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0

Starring: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde

Director: Don Scardino

Running Time: 100 mins

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is an American film about a magician who breaks up with his long-time magic partner, and falls to rock bottom, due to the popularity of a new, more radical magician.

This was hilarious! I loved every single bit of comedy in this film. The story wasn’t the greatest ever, but the film itself was a great joy to watch in my opinion. The writing was fantastic, and there are some scenes in this film that I would view as absolute classics, because they’re just so funny.

Also, it was funny how all the characters just seemed to be an attack on real-life people, such as Jim Carrey’s character Steve Gray, was a mick-take of street magician David Blaine, doing completely preposterous, stupid and dangerous stunts, and disguising them as magic, and that really made me laugh a lot.

I have to say how weird it also was to see Steve Carell play a mean guy. He normally plays a nice/depressed man, or a complete idiot, so it was strange to dislike Steve Carell’s character for once.

Overall, I’ll give this an 8 because it was definitely one of the funniest films I’ve seen all year, and despite having a relatively null story, it was extremely entertaining to watch throughout.


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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com