|USA||2014||60 Min||Game-Show . Drama|
Penn & Teller headline this competition series, which takes viewers behind the scenes of magic by challenging a new team of magicians each week to create the most jaw-dropping illusions using an array of random objects and transforming them into eye-popping miracles. The winning team of challengers in the first round then take on the expert "home team" of world-renowned wizards: Two-time World Championship of Magic winner Gregory Wilson; Wynn Resort resident magician Shimshi; YouTube sensation Justin Flom, and internationally renowned mentalist Angela Funovits."Wizard Wars" judges on the show include the aforementioned Penn & Teller, Jason Latimer and Christen Gerhart.
When the focus is on the magic, Wars can be spellbinding--when it's not, irksome questions arise.Entertainment Weekly Full Review
This collaborative atmosphere and casual framework may keep Wizard Wars from being the battle royal of Adventure Time's Wizard Battle, but it's still fun, as its performers manage to mutate the mundane into magic.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
The format doesn’t work, but the illusions do. It’s 58 minutes of pretty amusing magic, building to a two-minute letdown.The New York Times Full Review
It's possible Wizard Wars will get old quickly if too many of the tricks contestants come up with look the same, but in this first episode anyway it's a fairly entertaining hour of TV.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
Wizard Wars never comes across as a straight magic show, but more about how to assemble the pieces that add up to a magic show.New York Daily News Full Review