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‘Burt Wonderstone’ is incredible waste of a talented cast

From left, Steve Carell stars as Burt Wonderstone, Steve Buscemi as Anton Marvelton and Olivia Wilde as Jane in New Line Cinema’s comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
From left, Steve Carell stars as Burt Wonderstone, Steve Buscemi as Anton Marvelton and Olivia Wilde as Jane in New Line Cinema’s comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
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The only incredible thing about “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is the way it makes Steve Carell so thoroughly and irreparably unlikable. In a film about magic tricks, this is the most difficult feat of all. Even when Carell is playing characters who are nerdy (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) or needy (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) or clueless (TV’s “The Office”) or just plain odd (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”), there’s usually an inherent decency that shines through ...


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