Oh, God! (1977)


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Movie Info

This light comedy stars John Denver as the assistant manager of a grocery store who is inexplicably chosen by God to spread the Word to the rest of the world. Not surprisingly, Denver is soon labelled a basket case: even his loving wife Teri Garr doubts her husband's sanity.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Gelbart
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 9, 2002
Warner Home Video


as Jerry Landers

as Bobbie Landers

as Dr. Harmon

as Sam Raven

as George Summers

as Judge Baker

as Rev. Willie Williams

as Herself

as Rabbi

as Briggs

as Mr. McCarthy

as Greek Bishop

as Becky Landers

as Interview Guest

as Newscaster

as Girl

as TV Reporter

as Mrs. Green

as Mrs. Levin

as Check-out Girl

as TV Engineer

as Court Clerk

as Stenographer

as Mechanic
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Critic Reviews for Oh, God!

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (5)

The result plays like an over-extended version of the Reiner/Mel Brooks 2000-Year-Old Man sketches.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

An uneasy amalgam or inconsistent attitudes, without enough humor or zaniness to divert attention from its questionable premise.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Carl Reiner's Oh, God! is a treasure of a movie: A sly, civilized, quietly funny speculation on what might happen if God endeavored to present himself in the flesh yet once again to forgetful Man.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

George Burns seems to be warming up for a good Second City sketch on God's return to earth as a rumpled vaudevillian, but it soon becomes clear that director Carl Reiner isn't kidding -- he really thinks this movie is going to save the world.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Reiner does one of his best directing jobs and never resorts to some of the silliness he's demonstrated in other films. Denver is very affable and could have had a good movie career given the right material.

Full Review… | March 19, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Burns is the Lord, Denver is a store clerk. Yet it all works, thank God.

August 1, 2005

Audience Reviews for Oh, God!

A very funny and meaningful film, after laughing you start to think. I really liked this movie, and I highly recommend it, the story is great, and the actors are too.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


A classic movie with George Burns as God, and John Denver (bless his soul) as the chosen messenger for God's message. It's an enjoyable little movie. It sort of reminds me as "Miracle on 34th Street".

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

A vacuous little feelgood fantasy that sees god visiting Earth in the form of likeable veteran comic George Burns. It's a little inconsequential for adults, but kids will enjoy it.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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