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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Steve Carell
Steve Buscemi
Olivia Wilde
Alan Arkin
James Gandolfini
Jim Carrey
Directors
Don Scardino
Screenwriters
Jonathan M. Goldstein
John Francis Daley
Running Time
100 minutes

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
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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.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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