Bruce Almighty (2003)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Carrey is hilarious in the slapstick scenes, but Bruce Almighty gets bogged down in treacle.


Movie Info

After a bad day at work, a man suddenly gets a new job -- as the world's new Heavenly Father -- in this comedy. Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is a television reporter working in Buffalo, NY, who has been growing increasingly dissatisfied with his existence, and after an especially bad day, he flies into a rage and curses God for making his life miserable. To Bruce's great surprise, the Supreme Being Himself (Morgan Freeman) appears, and tries to convince Bruce of the enormity of his task. Bruce, … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language, sexual content and some crude humor)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael O'Keefe, Mark O'Keefe, Steve Koren, Steve Oedekerk
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 25, 2003
Box Office: $242.6M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Bruce Nolan

as Grace Connelly

as Jack Baylor

as Susan Ortega

as Evan Baxter

as Ally Loman

as Dallas Coleman

as Fred Donohue

as Anita Mann

as Himself

as Bruce's Cameraman

as Bruce's Soundman

as Pete Fineman

as Pete Fineman

as Mama Kowolski

as Vol Kowolski

as Homeless Man

as Bruce's Cameraman

as Martin

as Bill (Ferry Owner)

as Irene Dansfield

as Pretty Woman

as Phil Sidleman

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Office Staffer

as Office Staffer

as Hazel

as Teenager

as Coach Tucker

as Stalled Car Guy

as Party Woman

as Business Man

as Heavyish Woman

as Partying Sports Guy

as College Rioter

as Paramedic

as Police Training Cent...

as Police Training Cent...

as Phil's Cameraman

as Phil's Soundman

as Connie (masseuse)

as Attractive Woman at ...

as Attractive Woman at ...

as Tyler

as Day Care Kid

as Day Care Kid

as Day Care Kid

as Day Care Kid

as Day Care Kid

as Day Care Kid

as Day Care Teacher

as Woman at Party

as Woman at Party

as Woman at Party

as Woman at Party

as Woman at Party

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as Woman at Party

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as Bobby's Aunt

as Technical Director

as Phil Sidleman
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Critic Reviews for Bruce Almighty

All Critics (188) | Top Critics (40)

There's remarkably little done with a premise snatched from high-concept heaven, adding yet another file to the growing cabinet of under-realized comedies.

Full Review… | July 29, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Happily deranged comedy has typical Carrey humor.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Ultimately, Bruce Almighty is an excuse for Jim Carrey to be crazy and zany. He puts on his comedy hat and has fun with the script. It's made for the Jim Carrey fan.

Full Review… | September 21, 2010
7M Pictures

For all its swings for the fences, the movie never rises above being lightly amusing.

Full Review… | January 9, 2010
TheMovieReport.com

It fails to really use Carrey's comedic ability and it ultimately wastes the potential it reaps.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Bruce Almighty

½

When I went down to the local video shop as I do most Fridays I happened to glance upon Bruce Almighty. I had of course heard of it before but that day was the day I decided to finally watch it. Being a Jim Carrey fan I was excited and thought it would be a good movie as the plot was original and I also happen to like Morgan Freeman. I'm not sure if it was my high expectations that ruined the movie of the fact that is just wasn't that great. A few 'run of the mill' type jokes, and it dragged on a bit without much interesting happening a couple of times. Still, it is a good 'blob out infront of the TV' type movie, and I would recommend it to anyone who has nothing to do, or wants a movie to fall asleep infront of.
1/ 1/2 Stars Updated 10-1-05

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bbcfloridabound
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

The definitive Carrey flick. It's really funny.

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Louis Rogers
Louis Rogers

Super Reviewer

½

Predictable story, unpredictable Jim Carrey. The star provides laughs and emotion to shroud up that the film had a predictable and cliched story. Freeman makes a great mentor and Carrell comes out a dark horse to make this film that more memorable. 4.5/5

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Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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