Bruce Almighty
Bruce Almighty (2003)

After a bad day at work, a man suddenly gets a new job -- as the world's new Heavenly Father -- in this comedy. Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is a television reporter working in Buffalo, NY, who has been growing increasingly dissatisfied… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 23, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2003
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48%
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57%



Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Carrey is hilarious in the slapstick scenes, but Bruce Almighty gets bogged down in treacle.

Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard

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.

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Robert Koehler
Variety

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.

Richard Propes
TheIndependentCritic.com

It's a nice return to comedy for Carrey.

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Barbara Ellen
Times (UK)

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.

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Time Out

Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero.

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Micheal Compton
Bowling Green Daily News

While Carrey's antics are good for some laughs, the film ultimately falls apart, thanks to a heavy-handed screenplay with enough sugar and sweetness to induce a diabetic coma.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Happily deranged comedy has typical Carrey humor.

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Sara Michelle Fetters
MovieFreak.com

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.

Debbie Lynn Elias
Behind The Lens

Although Carrey's built-in audience base will undoubtedly be thanking The Almighty this weekend for Bruce Almighty, with so many other films out there right now, this one can be put on the back burner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
Not a Jim Carrey fan but one of his better films, nice idea!
Eugene Bernabe
Predictable story, unpredictable Jim Carrey. The star provides laughs and emotion to shroud up that the film had a predictable and cliched story. Freeman makes… More
Bruce Bruce
When I went down to the local video shop as I do most Fridays I happened to glance upon Bruce Almighty. I had of course heard of it before but that day was the… More
Jason Spencer
Funny
Louis Rogers
The definitive Carrey flick. It's really funny.
Joshua Wilburn
Remember when Jim Carry was funny... the only thing I took from this is God probably does look like Freeman.