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Bruce Almighty Reviews

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January 9, 2018
As entertainment, it gives good value: it's light, quick and diverting. Morgan Freeman, predictably, gives it heart, gravitas and the appearance of wisdom; but it's Carrey who keeps all the balls in the air with refined mania.
January 3, 2018
It's no divine comedy, there's no real revelation, but the funny bits are up there with Jim Carrey's best.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2018
There are enough goofball touches in Bruce Almighty to carry the movie to a certain extent... However, when the time comes for Bruce to "share and learn", the effect is trite and embarrassing.
December 22, 2010
Happily deranged comedy has typical Carrey humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2010
For all its swings for the fences, the movie never rises above being lightly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2009
It fails to really use Carrey's comedic ability and it ultimately wastes the potential it reaps.
August 7, 2008
The inspiration flags after a while, but there are many hilarious moments, and the resolution (thanks to Jennifer Aniston as Carrey's put-upon girlfriend) is sweetly touching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2008
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.
August 11, 2007
This is another of Jim Carrey's surefire vehicles that can be whittled down to a phrase: Jim Carrey is the Grinch; Jim Carrey is God.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2007
The premise sounds good, but this time around the result is forced and undercooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 9, 2007
If only the writers had thought to open up the concept beyond dog-on-toilet gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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June 24, 2006
Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero.
December 9, 2005
But the big surprise is Carell. Known mainly for playing one of Julia-Louis Dreyfus' friends on the anemic sitcom Watching Ellie, the young funnyman is a revelation here.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 20, 2005
Bruce Almighty is the kind of movie that Jim Carrey should stick to.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 5, 2005
Up until the last act, Bruce is a decent, if not stellar Jim Carrey comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 7, 2004
[Aniston] contributes another professional outing in what's little more than a supporting role, indicating she's a serious actress and not just one of those jerks on Friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 13, 2004
It is laugh out loud funny and yet, heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2004
The dearth of imagination is stupefying. Carrey is alternately embarrassing and terrifyingly detached, [and] Freeman has sold out.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
May 26, 2004
Never before have I heard the F word used in a film about God, though I'm sure there were times in Passion of the Christ when Jesus was thinking it...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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