Plot Burt Wonderstone (Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Buscemi) are successful Las Vegas magicians. When Anton is injured in a performance, Burt is left vulnerable to competition. That competition comes in the form of street magician Steve Gray (Carrey).
Verdict The inconsistencies in tone - is it an Anchorman-style farce or something more serious? - distract from likeable turns from the leads.