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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Reviews

3.0

44

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    This is also one dark and wickedly funny comedy.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The movie itself is too cautious and unimaginative to bring off what a great magic trick — or comedy — should do: make us laugh out loud with surprise.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    What might have been an entertaining, silly comedy opts for pseudo-earnestness over movie magic.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Enjoyable but as familiar as the old-school routines its magician heroes dish out.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Alan Arkin does the best trick, bringing a dollop of humanity to the role of Rance Holloway, the magician who was young Burt's inspiration. Apart from Rance, the whole production is slovenly nonsense, photographed on the cheap with blaring ghastliness. Yet it poses an intriguing mystery. Did the producers appeal to a denominator even lower than common by making their film as dumb as possible, or did it just turn out that way?

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