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Big on special effects but short on laughs, Evan Almighty underutilizes a star-studded cast that includes Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman. Read critic reviews

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Newscaster Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) leaves Buffalo behind when he wins a seat in Congress. Moving his wife (Lauren Graham) and family to northern Virginia, he seems to have it made, then God (Morgan Freeman) throws a crisis of biblical proportions at his feet: The Lord wants him to build an ark and line up all the animals two-by-two in preparation for a flood.

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  • Dec 02, 2011
    Evan Almight is a terrible comedy. The plot was boring and cliche and a movie a 4 year old could write after hearing the story of Noah. The cast wasn't funny and that rare from Steve Carell. The effects sucked and they didn't need a big budget for a comedy. Only thing that went right maybe was the respect they give to christianity. The movie is overall a failure, I did not like it.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    It's not particularly interesting, and far from original, but it's an enjoyable family flick with a good heart. Problem is that the heart just isn't quite in the right place. One thing I absolutely hated was the Wanda Sykes character. Or, really, just Wanda Sykes in general. God, she just has to be the most annoying person on Earth.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2011
    Evan Almighty is the most expensive comedy film of all time. It's effects are superb but it's not worth the money that it cost to make it. The whole sequel was unnecessary in the first place and the jokes were over used and tired. Steve Carell tries to make the film better with an enthusiastic performance but even he cant save this film from the flop flood.
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  • Oct 06, 2011
    Evan Almighty is an awful sequel to an awful film. I hated this film, I hated the message it, and everything about it was horrible. The story was bad, the acting was bad the pacing was bad, and as a religious comedy it failed just like the first one. I felt that the entire religious theme didn't work whatsoever, and I felt it was very preachy in the way it was delivered on-screen. The jokes were poorly written, and Steve Carrell, who usually is funny, is wasted here. So is Morgan Freeman. The film is a poor sequel to a film that should never have had a sequel in the first place. Bruce Almighty was horrible; I don't even know why they followed it up with a boring, uninspired preachy sequel. The cast do what they can with such a poorly written script; unfortunately the film can't be saved. This is yet another stupid sequel to a stupid, idiotic first film I really didn't see the point of this film, the film is painful to watch and is so poorly made that you lose interest. You realize that this films premise is paper thin, and the gags are stale, and don'[t hold up well at all. This is a biblical disaster for believers and non believers alike. I was very bored watching, and by the time the credits finally rolled, I was thrilled it was over. A few months after this films release, I resorted to Atheism. A poorly made film and a pointless, unimpressive comedy that has no direction.
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