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.
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.
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.
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 …
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]
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.