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Bruce Almighty Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
I was really rooting for Bruce to ignore the responsibilities and give God the holy middle finger.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 3, 2003
Would have been better if Keifer Sutherland had reprised his role as the voice of God.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
May 22, 2003
A woefully underwritten motion picture that starts out as a dumb comedy before taking an ill-advised detour into mawkish sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 27, 2003
Leans too much into sappy sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 22, 2003
Most of the time, it's unclear whether Bruce is a god or a poltergeist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
May 27, 2003
When Bruce Almighty's Act III schmaltz-fest kicks in, the film feels as schizophrenic as the audience feels insulted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 8, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
May 20, 2003
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 23, 2003
Something between an indiscretion and an atrocity, in the key of that most human yet loathsome of self-indulgences, vanity.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 23, 2003
Like its protagonist, it's too willing to ignore its assets. We don't ask much from our summer movies; a little effort should not be beyond this one's grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Gonsalves
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 23, 2003
It starts in darkness, moves into safe Liar Liar-type territory, and ends with boring Significance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 22, 2003
In fact, the force fed pious platitudes coupled with Carrey's familiar rubber-faced shtick renders this pseudo-virtuous vehicle a one-way ticket to the pearly gates of mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
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
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.
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
June 28, 2003
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.
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
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 24, 2003
Where The Majestic was an aggressive puppy licking your face, Bruce Almighty is the same dog urinating on your leg.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
May 23, 2003
For the first half of the film all is right with the world and you're reminded why it is Jim's one of our most adored mega stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 21, 2003
Pious sentiment clashes with comic histrionics, leaving the story floundering for tact and grasping at an indistinct point.
| Original Score: 2/4
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