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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Even apart from the fact that it's not nearly funny enough, Bruce Almighty is a peculiar film. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Everyone is well cast and no one more perfectly than Freeman, who is far more God-like than George Burns ever was. Freeman's God is wise, humble, wry, patient and funny but never mean-spirited. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    As long as this deity remains childish, materialistic and narcissistic, Jim's in his heaven and all's right with the world. It's when the story reaches for maturity, spirituality and altruism that the divine spark of comedy sputters and nearly goes out. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A diverting comedy that in its last act becomes unusually sober. While the film both explicitly and implicitly pays tribute to Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," the upshift from irreverent slapstick to reverent sermonette is extremely abrupt. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    When Carrey is doing his thing as the Almighty, histrionically whipping up one miracle after another and relishing the power, "Bruce" has you spring-cleaning your lungs with laughter. But you are made to pay for it with a third-act sap-rising that's as thick as the final reels of "Patch Adams." show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Although the film's jabs at TV journalism are nothing new, Carrey brings to the material the sense of someone who's too smart for his work yet loves it -- the essence, perhaps, of being a ham. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Aniston, as a sweet kindergarten teacher and fiancee, shows again (after "The Good Girl") that she really will have a movie career. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Bruce Almighty would rather go runny and bland, mostly where Aniston's Grace is concerned. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It would be nice to say that Bruce is hilarious, rather than merely (and fitfully) funny; certainly, the premise suggests laughs more consistent and outlandish than are present here. show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Just a vehicle for Carrey to do his hyperactive shtick. He has some entertaining bits, such as his rain-drenched meltdown in which he victimizes some stunned innocents, but he’s working so strenuously that at times he’s hard to watch. show more

  • March 31, 2009 Paul Preister
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    funny

  • July 05, 2008 Ricky
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    You would think this would be a horrid Religious-bashing movie. It is not. There is a fine line between humour and blasphemy, and Bruce Almighty is definetly walking that line.

  • June 07, 2008 jangirl221
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    DO NOT ASK TO BE MY BUDDIE OF IM ME PLEASE DONT

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