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      Bruce Almighty Reviews

      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.

      Full Review | Jan 9, 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.

      Full Review | Jan 3, 2018

      Happily deranged comedy has typical Carrey humor.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Dec 22, 2010

      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 | Jul 29, 2008

      But the big surprise is Carell. Known mainly for playing one of Julia-Louis Dreyfus' friends on the anemic sitcom Watching Ellie, the young funnyman is a revelation here.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Dec 9, 2005

      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.

      Full Review | Aug 5, 2003

      With Carrey on top form and some highly inventive sight gags, it's the proverbial laugh riot.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Aug 1, 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Jul 8, 2003

      A smart, surprisingly thought-through blockbuster, with a decent grasp of the theological implications of its idea.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Jun 14, 2003

      Mr. Carrey gets some of his biggest laughs in years by playing up the darker side of his character's small-mindedness.

      Full Review | Jun 13, 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.

      Full Review | 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.

      Full Review | May 27, 2003

      Highly watchable.

      Full Review | 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.

      Full Review | May 26, 2003

      I can't help but wonder if the film might have worked with a more sincere, if less comically inspired, actor at the helm.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | May 25, 2003

      The laughs in Bruce Almighty are thinly spread across a vast, bland cake of uplifting sentiment.

      Full Review | May 24, 2003

      [Carrey] is so gifted a physical comedian that even mediocre material shines in his talented hands.

      Full Review | May 23, 2003

      Something between an indiscretion and an atrocity, in the key of that most human yet loathsome of self-indulgences, vanity.

      Full Review | 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | May 23, 2003

      Carrey seems engaged in a kind of war with his own best comic instincts.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | May 23, 2003

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