Evan Almighty
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 23%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Evan Almighty belongs to that sorry cinema subgenre, Comedy without the Funny Bits."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"It's a paper-thin alleged comedy with a laugh drought of Biblical proportions."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"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."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Evan Almighty is an ungainly melding of religious paean, big-budget studio comedy, feel-good family niceties and summer-blockbuster spectacle."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"'Evan Almighty' misses so many tricks, it ultimately misses the mark."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"This is the Old Testament minus the wrath, divine retribution as chicken soup for the soul -- where's the fun in that?"
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Fans of the original film will find much to enjoy, though they really shouldn't and it would be morally indefensible to encourage them."
‑ Ed Whitfield, What Culture
"Horrid, Tim-Allen-was-not-available treacle"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"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."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"This is PG-rated proselytizing tinged with Al Gore self-righteousness, all with the narrative thrust of a film about the apocalypse starring Kirk Cameron."
‑ Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice
"It's an almighty, humorless bore."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"There's a great deal of comedic talent working here, and none of them can muster anything more than a decent chuckle."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Only Wanda Sykes, as the movie's obligatory reaction-shot deadpanner, exhibits a functioning wit."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Boston Phoenix
"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..."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Colorado Springs Gazette
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