Bruce Almighty Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Happily deranged comedy has typical Carrey humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 9, 2010
For all its swings for the fences, the movie never rises above being lightly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It fails to really use Carrey's comedic ability and it ultimately wastes the potential it reaps.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
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
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
Variety
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.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
The premise sounds good, but this time around the result is forced and undercooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
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
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero.
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 20, 2005
Bruce Almighty is the kind of movie that Jim Carrey should stick to.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
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
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
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
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
It is laugh out loud funny and yet, heartfelt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
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
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
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
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 24, 2004
[Carrey's] latest is a comedy-thank heaven-that might even cause the guy upstairs to fall down laughing.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 31, 2004
'You can see Carrey straining to reign in his more extreme comedic tendencies - and losing the battle.'
| Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 15, 2004
Consistently amusing, despite being formulaic and occasionally sappy.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
Freeman is one of the delights of the film, as an avuncular Deity with a sense of humor.
| Original Score: 3/5
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