As another slick showreel for Carrey's talents, this is a slight but generally satisfying page in his career.
Leans too much into sappy sentimentality.
| Original Score: 2/4
While it may not be Almighty, it sure was mighty funny.
| Original Score: 5/5
Move over Meg Ryan: When Harry Met Sally's climactic luncheonette scene will never be the same after Aniston's eye-popping rendezvous with her maker.
I was really rooting for Bruce to ignore the responsibilities and give God the holy middle finger.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
"Bruce Almighty" is an uproarious, enjoyable comedic farce that explores religion in many aspects.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Freeman does better here than in his recent showing as a mad colonel in Dreamcatcher, but there's a sense that this long-term asset to Hollywood has taken to accepting too many half-baked scripts in order to maintain his reputation for hard work.
With Carrey on top form and some highly inventive sight gags, it's the proverbial laugh riot.
| Original Score: 3/5
The movie is in a hurry to show Jim Carrey goin' all crazy with his superpowers, and doesn't have the energy to give us a credible premise.
| Original Score: 2/4
This has some very funny moments and lines in its first act, and then jettisons the comedy in favour of a self-important deadly serious feelgood ending.
| Original Score: 2/5
This is the rubber-faced, rubber-limbed Carrey of old, and it's a treat to watch his brilliant clowning, no matter how juvenile it is.
The wacky scenes are simply not very funny; anyone sitting in the audience could think of far better things to do with the powers of God than the film does.
What a disappointment.
Even Jim Carrey, whose mere presence can often liven up a film lacking in luster, can't save the almighty turkey that is Bruce Almighty.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
... manages to walk a tightrope between comedic elements and 'Almighty' elements... God's teaching Bruce a life lesson, and everything (Bruce) does has to count if it's going to stick.
| Original Score: 3/4
Where The Majestic was an aggressive puppy licking your face, Bruce Almighty is the same dog urinating on your leg.
| Original Score: 1/4
The script is doggone clever and the ideas never stop coming. I laughed and it felt good.
Carrey is good, but it's just a shame the film didn't aim a little higher.
A smart, surprisingly thought-through blockbuster, with a decent grasp of the theological implications of its idea.
Mr. Carrey gets some of his biggest laughs in years by playing up the darker side of his character's small-mindedness.