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Bruce Almighty Reviews

Robert Koehler
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 29, 2008

Time Out
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Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Mr. Carrey gets some of his biggest laughs in years by playing up the darker side of his character's small-mindedness.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 13, 2003
John Powers
L.A. Weekly
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It drowns [Carrey's] hilarious physicality in an ocean of sap.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 29, 2003
Ed Park
Village Voice
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Bruce takes over for the vacationing deity, but despite an initial surge of jolly, somewhat cruel chaos (as when he forces the new anchor to unreel paragraphs of gibberish on camera), things soon turn soggy.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 27, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... on at least three or four occasions, Carrey made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes -- and that's a heck of a trick.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 27, 2003
David Edelstein
Slate
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Highly watchable.

Full Review Source: Slate

May 26, 2003
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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[Carrey] is in loose-limbed form, with healthy doses of fury, in a film that mostly succeeds at fusing his slapstick talents and more heartfelt inclinations.

May 26, 2003
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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The laughs in Bruce Almighty are thinly spread across a vast, bland cake of uplifting sentiment.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

May 24, 2003
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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[Carrey] is so gifted a physical comedian that even mediocre material shines in his talented hands.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 23, 2003
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Something between an indiscretion and an atrocity, in the key of that most human yet loathsome of self-indulgences, vanity.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 23, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Everyone is well cast and no one more perfectly than Freeman, who is far more God-like than George Burns ever was.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

May 23, 2003
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Carrey seems engaged in a kind of war with his own best comic instincts.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

May 23, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The film, particularly in its first and last third, seems sadly devoid of imagination.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

May 23, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Carrey's shtick is beginning to seem tired.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

May 23, 2003
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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At the end of the day, Carrey is far more palatable and sincere under a devil's mask than a cardboard halo.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 23, 2003
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Although the movie never quite explores all the heavenly possibilities, it does provide some wicked chuckles.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

May 23, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Rambunctiously funny.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 23, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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When Carrey is doing his thing as the Almighty, histrionically whipping up one miracle after another and relishing the power, Bruce has you spring-cleaning your lungs with laughter.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

May 23, 2003
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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It's Carrey who must carry this film, and he lifts Bruce Almighty to the heavens.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: A-

May 23, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Yep, this is the Carrey America loves -- off-the-wall, over-the-top, elastic, spastic and fantastic.

| Original Score: B

May 23, 2003
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Very snappy, sweetly moral.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 23, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A charmer, the kind of movie where Bruce learns that while he may not ever make a very good God, the experience may indeed make him a better television newsman.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 23, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Basically, Bruce Almighty is about getting Carrey to stop acting up. But without his misbehaving, there's no movie.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 23, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The whole thing reeks of the formulaic, of a carefully packaged bid to propel the star back to his appointed place in the commercial constellation, all the while depriving him of the dark side that got him there in the first place.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 23, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The problem is that Bruce is an unlikable, self-centered character.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 23, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Midrange Carrey, neither as artful as The Truman Show nor as singularly crude as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

| Original Score: C+

May 23, 2003
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Jim Carrey riffs, wickedly, on what it's like to be God, then whiffs, sanctimoniously, on what it's like to be human.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 22, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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An unevenness of tone, which becomes manipulative in effect, echoes and compounds the unconvincing look and feel of the entire film.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 22, 2003
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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It's stunning how a movie about someone who gets to be the ultimate high-and-mighty could set its sights so low.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

May 22, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The movie works when Carrey's mugging it up ... but melts into a saccharine tub of goo when he plays it straight.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2003
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Exactly what it looks like: a cute premise extended to feature length, with plenty of opportunity for Mr. Carrey to mug for the camera.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

May 22, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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If the results are something less than inspired, they remind us there is godliness in silliness.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2003
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Lacks the insane, anything-goes energy this premise deserved.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

May 22, 2003
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Because there's always been a megalomaniac lurking inside Carrey's manic personality, it's funny to see him literally play God.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Often entertaining, but it could have been more.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Powerfully entertaining.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 22, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A woefully underwritten motion picture that starts out as a dumb comedy before taking an ill-advised detour into mawkish sentimentality.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 22, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Carrey is utterly delightful, whether pulling off some hilarious pratfall or energizing the most mundane piece of dialogue.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

May 22, 2003
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A perfectly respectable Jim Carrey comedy that makes you feel as if you're right back in 1997, watching Liar Liar.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

May 21, 2003
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