Reviews: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

incredible_burt_wonderstoneReviews for this film from our members:

  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is quite average as far as comedies go, but a little better than its off-putting marketing campaign and scarcely-attended theatrical run suggest. It’s the type of movie most likely to delight the casual moviegoer unaware of or unbothered by its formulas.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: It’s not that “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is a fantastic film that will redefine comedy. Rather, it’s just a funny movie that I enjoyed watching.
  • Bill Clark @
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …a series of cliches strung together with a completely implausible comeback story and its funniest joke are the visuals that accompany the closing credits. The film is pleasant enough and a bit sweet, but it feels slapped together.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: Movie grosses are as often hurt by bad ad campaigns as they are bad movies. What’s on the screen isn’t bad, but the trailers will inevitably lead people to expect a funnier laugh riot than “Burt Wonderstone” actually delivers.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: There are two supporting characters who are far more interesting than the titular character in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: This lame comedy lacks anything resembling amusement and magic – until the final credits which involve an extended sight gag.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Outrageously funny in ways that most Hollywood comedies are not, maintaining its sense of ridiculousness throughout and never descending into gloopy sentiment…
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Glenn Lovell @
    • Excerpt: Without YouTube’s David Blaine vid there wouldn’t be a ‘Burt Wonderstone’ … You don’t have to be a Houdini to escape this enthusiastically tasteless comedy. Just put one foot in front of the other …
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone would’ve been the funniest movie of the year in 1996.
  • Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee
    • Excerpt: Had the film evoked a little more David Copperfield and a little less Gob Bluth, it would have played better. Unfortunately, because the film spends so much time berating us with silly self indulgence, audiences will have a hard time falling for the true passion and humanity on display in the final act.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • [New – 9/5] | Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone: A film about magic that hasn’t the first clue about what it takes to create something truly magical. Its a series of failed parlor tricks suitable for kids parties, but it has no business playing the big rooms.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: It will hardly amaze you but should elicit a few chuckles on the way to its predictable outcome.

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