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Evan Almighty (2007)



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

Movie Info

40-Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell reprises his role as preening newscaster Evan Baxter in this heavenly sequel to the 2003 Jim Carrey comedy hit. Shortly after television anchorman-turned-U.S. congressman Evan Baxter (Carell) relocates his family from Buffalo to Northern Virginia, God (Morgan Freeman) reveals to him that a devastating flood is coming and the planet is about to be cleansed once again. Later, when Baxter accepts the responsibility of building a great ark and his rapidly changing physical appearance begins to draw media attention, his skeptical family attempts to discern if his actions are driven by delusion or divine intervention. John Goodman, Wanda Sykes, Jonah Hill, and Molly Shannon co-star in a divine comedy of truly epic proportions. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for mild rude humor and some peril)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joel Coen, Alec Sokolow, Alec Sokolow, Steve Oedekerk, Josh Stolberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 9, 2007
Box Office: $100.3M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Steve Carell
as Evan Baxter
Lauren Graham
as Joan Baxter
Graham Phillips
as Jordan Baxter
Johnny Simmons
as Dylan Baxter
Jimmy Bennett
as Ryan Baxter
Jonah Hill
as Eugene
Molly Shannon
as Eve Adams
John Goodman
as Congressman Long
Harve Presnell
as Congressman Burrows
P.J. Byrne
as Evan's Staffer
Ralph Harris
as Evan's Staffer
Arden Myrin
as Evan's Staffer
Brian Howe
as Builder
Ralph P. Martin
as Delivery Guy
Maile Flanagan
as Mail Person
Angela Martinez
as CNN Reporter
Ed Helms
as Ark Reporter Ed Cars...
David Barrera
as Ark Reporter
Jeremiah Birkett
as Ark Reporter
Jesse Burch
as Ark Reporter
Rachael Harris
as Ark Reporter
Casey Strand
as Ark Reporter
Wayne Wilderson
as Ark Reporter
Dean Norris
as Officer Collins
Derick Alexander
as Capitol Policeman
Scott Rollins
as Capitol Policeman
Madison Mason
as Congressman Dodd
Bruce Gray
as Congressman Hughes
Paul Collins
as Congressman Stamp
Lisa Arch
as Staffer
Dylan Jones
as Staffer
Jay Lay
as Staffer
Matt Price
as Staffer
Irene Roseen
as Staffer
Jim Doughan
as Neighbor
Shelley Dowdy
as Neighbor
Meagen Fay
as Neighbor
Gregg Goulet
as Neighbor
Jan Hoag
as Neighbor
Shashawnee Hall
as Newsroom Camera Oper...
Lucia Forte
as Court Stenographer
Deborah Carson
as Congressional Report...
Lamont Thompson
as Officer M. Gilbert
Larry Dorf
as Officer B. McKenzie
Tom Beyer
as Newsroom Stage Manag...
Topper Shutt
as Local Weatherman
Juan M. Fernandez
as Network Reporter
Bridget Ann White
as Network Reporter
Roxana Ortega
as Reporter in Evan's O...
Charlie Hartsock
as Fish 'n' Chips Patro...
William Dennis Hunt
as Committee Member
Franklin Dennis Jone...
as Committee Member
Lillian Lehman
as Committee Member
Catherine McGoohan
as Committee Member
Phil Reeves
as Committee Member
Edmund L. Shaff
as Committee Member
Tucker Smallwood
as Committee Member
David St. James
as Committee Member
Donzella Berry
as Congressperson
Brian Carpenter
as Congressperson
Thomas Crawford
as Congressperson
Gregg L. Daniel
as Congressperson
Bill Debrason
as Congressperson
Terry Menefee Gau
as Congressperson
Mario Griego
as Congressperson
Bonnie Johnson
as Congressperson
Ted Johnson
as Congressperson
Frances Mitchell
as Congressperson
James Newman
as Congressperson
Patrick Pankhurst
as Congressperson
Alan Sader
as Congressperson
James Shanklin
as Congressperson
Robert Shepherd
as Congressperson
Rick Warner
as Congressperson
Rachel Winfree
as Congressperson
Jon Stewart
as Himself
Ralph Louis Harris
as Evan's Staffer
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Critic Reviews for Evan Almighty

All Critics (193) | Top Critics (45)

It all goes down about as smoothly as an apple in the Garden of Eden.

Full Review… | July 19, 2015
The Patriot Ledger

Loathed during its initial theatrical run, I fail to see the ultimate sin of Evan Almighty, outside of some painfully lazy screenwriting and irritating pace issues.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

Fans of the original film will find much to enjoy, though they really shouldn't and it would be morally indefensible to encourage them.

Full Review… | July 6, 2011
What Culture

There's a great deal of comedic talent working here, and none of them can muster anything more than a decent chuckle.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011

The Bruce Almighty spinoff gets a touch preachy and saccharine at times, but it's still fun and funny enough to work as a nice, family-friendly diversion.

Full Review… | October 23, 2009

Horrid, Tim-Allen-was-not-available treacle

Full Review… | August 27, 2009

Audience Reviews for Evan Almighty

Evan Almighy is a big success. It's not the worst movie ever and it made over one hundred million dollars at the box office. Bruce Almighty is better, but Evan Almighty deserves credit. This time around, congressman Evan Baxter has to build an ark before God punishes the world with a flood. Steve Carell did a good job, even though once or twice he got on my nerves. He was pretty funny. I think the funniest parts of the film is when Wanda Sykes is in it. She is made me laugh the most. It kind of amazes me that this comedy can turn into a CGI thriller in a blink of an eye. The effects were awesome, as with most big-budget movies. I recommend this film to everyone. 5 Stars 12-12-07 (Updated)

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Evan (Steve Carell) meets God (Morgan Freeman) who commands him to build an ark to save people from the flood. His family and colleagues think he is going through a mid-life crisis. This movie is better than Bruce Almighty.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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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Directors Cat

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