The Incredible Burt Wonderstone – A Review


‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ houses good jokes and is energised by an impressive analysis of contemporary stage magic. Jim Carrey steals the show acting in the role of a dangerous street musician in ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’. The Hollywood comedy is about three Los Vegas magicians that released today.

The plot – The film begins with the two friends Burt Wonderstone (Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Buscemi) bonding as teenage boys in the 1970s. Their passion for magic turns into profession and then they use to show their magic at a Vegas hotel run by James Gandolfini. The Superstar magicians are the biggest magicians of Las Vegas. But the pride of earning huge money and enjoying the big status equally increases ego in the mind of Burt. Now, a dangerous street magician appears in the scene whose tricks and stunts overshadow the success rate of Burt, for which he then plans to reunite with his former partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) to take on the dangerous street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey).

Veteran Comedian Jim Carrey, whom we’ve seen in blockbuster films like ‘The Mask’, ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Bruce Almighty’ etc., has joined another chapter to his career through this film, though the other lead actors Steve Carell and Anton Marvelton have also performed their best. David Copperfield turns up in a good cameo. Among the supporting casts the supporting cast James Gandolfini and Alan Arkin adds some good shot.

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The magical tricks performed in the film seem perfect and nobody can say that the incredible three are just actors, and not professional magicians.

The screenplay by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein is entertaining. However, the story by Chad Kultger, Tyler Mitchell, and John Francis Daley Jonathan Goldstein is not a new one and has been dealt with several times earlier.

Director – Don Scardino
Stars – Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey

TNI Rating – *** (3) Stars out of 5.

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