Bruce Almighty Reviews

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November 15, 2019
While Carrey's antics are good for some laughs, the film ultimately falls apart, thanks to a heavy-handed screenplay with enough sugar and sweetness to induce a diabetic coma.
November 7, 2019
Although Carrey's built-in audience base will undoubtedly be thanking The Almighty this weekend for Bruce Almighty, with so many other films out there right now, this one can be put on the back burner.
June 24, 2019
Spiritual enlightenment is served as a side dish to the main course of orgasm and orifice jokes. Steve Carell gets the film's only good scene, easily You-Tubed, with an on-air gibberish seizure.
January 3, 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.
January 9, 2010
For all its swings for the fences, the movie never rises above being lightly amusing.
April 29, 2009
It fails to really use Carrey's comedic ability and it ultimately wastes the potential it reaps.
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.
July 14, 2007
The premise sounds good, but this time around the result is forced and undercooked.
June 9, 2007
If only the writers had thought to open up the concept beyond dog-on-toilet gags.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero.
December 6, 2005
March 5, 2005
Up until the last act, Bruce is a decent, if not stellar Jim Carrey comedy.
July 6, 2004
The dearth of imagination is stupefying. Carrey is alternately embarrassing and terrifyingly detached, [and] Freeman has sold out.
February 24, 2004
[Carrey's] latest is a comedy-thank heaven-that might even cause the guy upstairs to fall down laughing.
January 31, 2004
'You can see Carrey straining to reign in his more extreme comedic tendencies - and losing the battle.'
September 27, 2003
Leans too much into sappy sentimentality.
September 6, 2003
I was really rooting for Bruce to ignore the responsibilities and give God the holy middle finger.
August 5, 2003
Freeman does better here than in his recent showing as a mad colonel in Dreamcatcher, but there's a sense that this long-term asset to Hollywood has taken to accepting too many half-baked scripts in order to maintain his reputation for hard work.
July 20, 2003
The movie is in a hurry to show Jim Carrey goin' all crazy with his superpowers, and doesn't have the energy to give us a credible premise.
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