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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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Robert Koehler

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.

John Powers
L.A. Weekly

It drowns [Carrey's] hilarious physicality in an ocean of sap.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Happily deranged comedy has typical Carrey humor.

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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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Ed Park
Village Voice

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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Mr. Carrey gets some of his biggest laughs in years by playing up the darker side of his character's small-mindedness.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... 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.

Michael Dequina

For all its swings for the fences, the movie never rises above being lightly amusing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
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
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.
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
Jameson Worley
A good comedy movie! Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston are really nice here, and the casting of Morgan Freeman as God was perfect!