Bruce Almighty

Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 35
  2. Negative: 7 out of 35

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Critic Reviews

  1. 38
    A woefully underwritten motion picture that starts out as a dumb comedy before taking an ill-advised detour into mawkish sentimentality. The last 30 minutes of Bruce Almighty is so godawful that it almost sent me screaming from the theater.
  2. 33
    Like his (Carrey) early work, it's not a particularly good film -- insipidly staged, inanely plotted, too weak to withstand the weight of any inquiries into logic or continuity -- but Carrey's energetic mugging, particularly early on, makes it relatively painless.
  3. It's a classic fantasy scenario, overflowing with creative possibilities, but Carrey's Nolan isn't charmingly misguided or comically loathsome enough to deserve the lesson; he's just a big, inconsequential crybaby.
  4. 25
    It's all rote, sleep-inducing formula, but it might have still worked if the movie weren't so timid and unimaginative.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    25
    The potential for real offense is palpable, but Bruce Almighty never gets there; the script is too lazy and incoherent--truly effective blasphemy takes brains and rigor.
  6. Something between an indiscretion and an atrocity.
  7. 0
    Even the most narcissistic jerk, like the one played by Jim Carrey in the loathsome comedy Bruce Almighty, would be expected to dream up untold pleasures for himself, acting as a self-serving genie with infinite wishes.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 263 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 75
  2. Negative: 10 out of 75
  1. Mar 12, 2013
    10
    This is one of the first Jim Carrey movies i watched! It will have a special place in my heart forever! One of the greatest movie experiencesThis is one of the first Jim Carrey movies i watched! It will have a special place in my heart forever! One of the greatest movie experiences from my childhood! Full Review »
  2. Apr 18, 2016
    4
    It's not that I wanted to get flamed for this, but literally, everything you see in Bruce Almighty is either messed up, doesn't make sense atIt's not that I wanted to get flamed for this, but literally, everything you see in Bruce Almighty is either messed up, doesn't make sense at all, or a mix of both. Full Review »
  3. Jun 28, 2015
    8
    Like seriously this is one of his better films. These meh reviews over analysed this movie to hell. I'd give it a watch, its a fave int heLike seriously this is one of his better films. These meh reviews over analysed this movie to hell. I'd give it a watch, its a fave int he movie comedy genre. Full Review »