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. 25
    It's all rote, sleep-inducing formula, but it might have still worked if the movie weren't so timid and unimaginative.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Something between an indiscretion and an atrocity.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 249 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 74
  2. Negative: 10 out of 74
  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. 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 »
  3. Apr 29, 2015
    8
    Jim Carrey is a really funny and good actor and he proves it in this amazing comedy.With Jim Carrey,Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman,youJim Carrey is a really funny and good actor and he proves it in this amazing comedy.With Jim Carrey,Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman,you can only have a great comedy.There is a lot of good moments and the acting from all the actors is pretty good.I highly recommend the movie. Full Review »