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
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.
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.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero.
July 8, 2003
This has some very funny moments and lines in its first act, and then jettisons the comedy in favour of a self-important deadly serious feelgood ending.
June 27, 2003
What a disappointment.
June 14, 2003
A smart, surprisingly thought-through blockbuster, with a decent grasp of the theological implications of its idea.
June 13, 2003
Mr. Carrey gets some of his biggest laughs in years by playing up the darker side of his character's small-mindedness.
May 27, 2003
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.
May 27, 2003
... 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.
May 26, 2003
Highly watchable.
May 26, 2003
[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 24, 2003
The laughs in Bruce Almighty are thinly spread across a vast, bland cake of uplifting sentiment.
May 23, 2003
[Carrey] is so gifted a physical comedian that even mediocre material shines in his talented hands.
May 23, 2003
Something between an indiscretion and an atrocity, in the key of that most human yet loathsome of self-indulgences, vanity.
May 23, 2003
Everyone is well cast and no one more perfectly than Freeman, who is far more God-like than George Burns ever was.
May 23, 2003
Carrey seems engaged in a kind of war with his own best comic instincts.
May 23, 2003
The film, particularly in its first and last third, seems sadly devoid of imagination.
May 23, 2003
Carrey's shtick is beginning to seem tired.
May 23, 2003
At the end of the day, Carrey is far more palatable and sincere under a devil's mask than a cardboard halo.
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