Presenting the not-so-incredible Burt Wonderstone.
All right, let's try to keep this brief, because it's not worth putting a lot of thought into a film when the people that made it clearly didn't either. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a terrible movie -- a grueling endurance test disguised as a mainstream comedy. Written at maybe an eighth-grade level and directed like the hackiest sitcom around (think Two and a Half Men hacky), this DOA attempt to send up the Las Vegas magic scene wastes the considerable skills of its cast (which includes Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Alan Arkin) and the goodwill of moviegoers by continually lowering the bar on itself and still not being able to clear it. It's like of one of those deadly Saturday Night Live sketches where everyone involved clearly knows it isn't working, but they're forced to go through the motions anyway simply to avoid dead air.