Review The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

17. November 2013 Movies 2
<em>Review</em> The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

I… I don’t get it

You have a set of great actors, a good setting for a comedy and it fails… terribly. The story starts good, but then it falls short.

There’s Steve Carell, who can almost do no wrong after The Office, and yet he does. The character Burt Wonderstone is just no good, or Carell doesn’t nail it, I’m not sure. Steve Buscemi is nice, but has a relatively small role. Jim Carrey is just weird and doesn’t connect with Carell, while I hoped there would be some ‘Bruce Almighty’-chemistry. And then there’s Alan Arkin, the one who does an ok job, but that does not save the movie.

So: bad to mediocre acting, outdated jokes, and a story which could have been so much more. Spend your saturday afternoon better than I spend mine and go watch the 40-year Old Virgin or The Office, so we can all forget this bad, bad movie.

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2 thoughts on “Review The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”

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    lottie on November 17, 2013 Reply

    I couldn’t agree more: What a waste of a perfectly good hungover saturday afternoon!

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    lottie on November 17, 2013 Reply

    And of course, don’t forget the non-existent chemistry between Steve’s Burt and Olivia Wildes character Jane (or Nicole). But hey, it’s Olivia Wilde, so ‘nough said.

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