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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,’ ‘The Call’ and More

Incredible Burt Wonderstone Trailer Screengrab - H 2012

What THR’s critics say about the movies opening this week.

The St. Patrick’s Day weekend box office opens with several big-name stars.

In the thriller , Halle Berry plays an emergency operator who receives a call from a kidnapped teenage girl named Casey (Abigail Breslin). Berry’s character, Jordan, must figure out how to save her from being murdered by a lunatic played by Michael Eklund.

For comedic relief,  stars Steve Carell as the title character and Steve Buscemi as Anton Marvelton — two superstar magicians in Las Vegas — who take great pleasure in their fame. That is, until Steve Haines (Jim Carrey), a street magician, starts drawing attention away from them when he introduces new magic tricks. Don Scardino‘s comedy also stars James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin.

Read what ‘s film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.

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Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin star in a tense extreme-jeopardy thriller that kicks off with a breathless 911 call. Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.

director/producer Don Scardino offers a story about magicians (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) whose routines have fallen out of fashion. Read John DeFore’s review here.

Just 13 during the shoot, Elle Fanning exhibits an amazing range in Sally Potter’s sharply observed tale of growing up amid the turmoil of nuclear threat and familial discord. Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.

Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess play literally star-crossed lovers in Juan Solanas‘ dizzying loopy sci-fi romance. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.

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magazine editor Andy Capper‘s documentary sits in on the recording in Jamaica of the newly rechristened Snoop Lion‘s upcoming reggae album. Read David Rooney’s review here.

Matteo Garrone‘s in Competition film follows a fisherman obsessed with making it big in reality TV. Read Deborah Young’s review here.

One of history’s most famous haunted houses casts a long shadow in Eric Walter‘s tantalizing doc. Read John DeFore’s review here.

Maja Milos‘s film follows a group of rebellious teenagers from the impoverished southern suburbs of contemporary Belgrade. Read Stephen Dalton’s review here.


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