Bruce Almighty
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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 with his existence, and after an especially bad day, he flies into a rage and curses God for making his life miserable. To Bruce's great surprise, the Supreme Being Himself (Morgan Freeman) appears, and tries to convince Bruce of the enormity of his task. Bruce, however, isn't buying it, so God gives him a chance to find out what he's up against;… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"It drowns [Carrey's] hilarious physicality in an ocean of sap."
‑ John Powers, L.A. Weekly
"Happily deranged comedy has typical Carrey humor."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It fails to really use Carrey's comedic ability and it ultimately wastes the potential it reaps."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The premise sounds good, but this time around the result is forced and undercooked."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Ultimately, Bruce Almighty is an excuse for Jim Carrey to be crazy and zany. He puts on his comedy hat and has fun with the script. It's made for the Jim Carrey fan."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The inspiration flags after a while, but there are many hilarious moments, and the resolution (thanks to Jennifer Aniston as Carrey's put-upon girlfriend) is sweetly touching."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"If only the writers had thought to open up the concept beyond dog-on-toilet gags."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Mr. Carrey gets some of his biggest laughs in years by playing up the darker side of his character's small-mindedness."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"... 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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"For all its swings for the fences, the movie never rises above being lightly amusing."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"This is another of Jim Carrey's surefire vehicles that can be whittled down to a phrase: Jim Carrey is the Grinch; Jim Carrey is God."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Bruce Almighty is the kind of movie that Jim Carrey should stick to."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
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