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Evan Almighty Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
July 19, 2015
It all goes down about as smoothly as an apple in the Garden of Eden.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
September 28, 2012
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 | Original Score: B-
Ed Whitfield
What Culture
July 6, 2011
Fans of the original film will find much to enjoy, though they really shouldn't and it would be morally indefensible to encourage them.
| Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Starnes
March 21, 2011
There's a great deal of comedic talent working here, and none of them can muster anything more than a decent chuckle.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mike Scott
October 23, 2009
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Horrid, Tim-Allen-was-not-available treacle
Michael Atkinson
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Only Wanda Sykes, as the movie's obligatory reaction-shot deadpanner, exhibits a functioning wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 23, 2008
Evan Almighty is an ungainly melding of religious paean, big-budget studio comedy, feel-good family niceties and summer-blockbuster spectacle.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
This movie isn't about logic, faith or family, and doesn't have many laughs except when baboons carry things -- that's always funny. It's just mindless summer popcorn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
It makes sense that the sequel to 2003's hit Bruce Almighty should star Steve Carell instead of Jim Carrey. Hilarious as Carrey was, everyone knows Carell stole the show...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 6, 2008
Even more blatant religious propaganda and preaching than the first installment.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 19, 2007
Heaven help parents if Hollywood stops making silly, good-natured, PG-rated family comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Carell's morality tale much milder than Carrey's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 19, 2007
Evan Almighty could have been a lot worse, but anything with Carell has--or had--the potential to be a lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
September 28, 2007
Embarrassing attempt to replicate the success of the 2003 Jim Carrey vehicle Bruce Almighty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
September 21, 2007
For long after the waters have subsided, there remains a very wide gap between havoc and hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
Unapologetically, aggressively unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 6, 2007
While Bruce Almighty was an inventive and often hilarious parable about divine intervention, Evan Almighty is mighty short of laughs.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 11, 2007
There are more jokes in any chapter of the Book of Job than in the whole of Evan Almighty.
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
August 3, 2007
A FUN comedy of epic Biblical proportions with Carell in fine form.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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