Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The : Movie Review

Like a master illusionist's sleight of hand, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" keeps on surprising for the duration of its fleet 101-minute running timeónot in regards to its plot trajectory, which is fairly easy to guess, but through its lightning-quick wit and savvy. This is an immensely funny comedy, and also a sweet one, with television vet director Don Scardino clearly learning a thing or two about socko comic timing from working on "30 Rock" for the past seven years. The screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (2011's "Horrible Bosses") is no slouch, either, in many ways sharply but affectionately satirizing Las Vegas magicians in a similar fashion as Christopher Guest has done for dog show owners (2000's "Best in Show"), folk singers (2003's "A Mighty Wind"), and the whole of Hollywood (2006's "For Your Consideration").

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Author : Dustin Putman