Down-on-his-luck Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) reunites with his old partner Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) to take on hip illusionist Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) in this comedy from prolific television director Don Scardino. Partners for 30 years, illusionists Burt and Anton made the Las Vegas Strip a magical place to be. But lately Burt and Anton's ticket sales have plummeted right alongside their once-strong partnership, allowing gritty street wizard Steve Gray (Carrey) an opportunity to steal their runic thunder. Now, in order for old dogs Burt and Anton to reclaim their rightful status as the best magicians on the Strip, they must learn some dazzling new tricks, and patch up their fractured friendship in the process. Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, and James Gandolfini co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Great movie! It's light hearted and funny. Not too over the top like some of Jim Carrey's early work. It has good pacing and timing. Not only worth watching but worth buying. A must watch if you need a good laugh and a good story.
There are some great scenes in this film, but unfortunately the first half of the film drags on about the thick arrogance of Burt Wonderstone. Boring. Tiresome. Unfortunately, supporting actor Steve Buscemi is obviously age-mismatched and does not add to the film. Jim Carrey plays another unlikeable dude. Thankfully, the second half of the film picks up well.
I enjoyed the move. Not really as funny as you would of expected for a Steve carell movie. Jim Carrey's chris angel type street magician was kind of a dis to those types of magicians. They should of made him a more serious magician. Then they could of had an street vs in house magician movie.