Oh, God!
Oh, God! (1977)

This light comedy stars John Denver as the assistant manager of a grocery store who is inexplicably chosen by God to spread the Word to the rest of the world. Not surprisingly, Denver is soon labelled a basket case: even his loving wife… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% 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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Clint Morris
Moviehole

Comedy gold....Burns at his best!

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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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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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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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

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

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Somewhere deep down, I think we all hope that God turns out to be like George Burns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
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