Oh, God!
Oh, God! (1977)

Adapted by Larry Gelbart from the novel by Avery Corman, the film stars John Denver as Jerry Landers, the assistant manager of a grocery store who is chosen by God (George Burns) to spread the Word to the rest of the world. Not… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 7, 1977
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

The result plays like an over-extended version of the Reiner/Mel Brooks 2000-Year-Old Man sketches.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

George Burns seems to be warming up for a good Second City sketch on God's return to earth as a rumpled vaudevillian, but it soon becomes clear that director Carl Reiner isn't kidding -- he really thinks this movie is going to save the world.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Burns is the Lord, Denver is a store clerk. Yet it all works, thank God.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

An uneasy amalgam or inconsistent attitudes, without enough humor or zaniness to divert attention from its questionable premise.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Warm-hearted '70s comic fantasy has positive messages.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

Comedy gold....Burns at his best!

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Carl Reiner's Oh, God! is a treasure of a movie: A sly, civilized, quietly funny speculation on what might happen if God endeavored to present himself in the flesh yet once again to forgetful Man.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Reiner does one of his best directing jobs and never resorts to some of the silliness he's demonstrated in other films. Denver is very affable and could have had a good movie career given the right material.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This wonderful comedy salutes human responsibility for making the world a better place and takes justifiable pot-shots at holier-than-thou hotshots.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A very funny and meaningful film, after laughing you start to think. I really liked this movie, and I highly recommend it, the story is great, and the actors… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A classic movie with George Burns as God, and John Denver (bless his soul) as the chosen messenger for God's message. It's an enjoyable little movie.… More
xGary Xx
A vacuous little feelgood fantasy that sees god visiting Earth in the form of likeable veteran comic George Burns. It's a little inconsequential for… More