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  • Summary: Steve Carell, reprising his role as the polished, preening newscaster Evan Baxter of "Bruce Almighty," is the next one appointed by God to accomplish a holy mission. Newly elected to Congress, Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God (Freeman) appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled family just can't decide whether Evan is having an extraordinary mid-life crisis or is truly onto something of Biblical proportions. (Universal) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. 63
    Evan Almighty may not be enough to make you shout ''Hallelujah,'' but it's not the cinematic equivalent of a plague, either.
  2. The message is so good-hearted, so inarguable, so dull.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    It's mildly diverting for kids and families in a way that would be perfectly fine as an ABC Family cable project.
  4. 50
    Only in the last 30 minutes does Evan Almighty put his gifts to decent use. Epically hairy and biblically robed, Carell suggests at that point what a bolder, more psychologically serious treatment of religious conviction would have been like.
  5. Evan Almighty runs out of comic invention early, and the filmmakers fall back on what real politicians do when they exhaust their small stash of ideas: brainless piety.
  6. Bland jokes and lazy contrivances.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 50
  2. Negative: 21 out of 50
  1. Shakti
    Jun 27, 2007
    10
    Critics must have lost their sense of humor and forgotten what it's like to simply go to the movies for enjoyment -- and being able to laugh out loud without being offended by crude, rude, stupid Junior High School humor. OK, so I'm not a kid, but I go to the movies a lot -- and Morgan Freeman is just great in this playing "God" -- with with and wisdom. Wanda Sykes is a hoot -- and OKAY, so Steve Carell falls down a bit much, but otherwise -- I'll gladly see this one again! I don't go to the movies to criticize, I go to be entertained, and Evan Almighty had the audience (both times I saw it!) enjoying it thoroughly. Two thumbs UP! Shakti Expand
  2. CathyL.
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    Laugh out loud funny that adults and kids will enjoy. A refreshing change from standard Hollywood fare.
  3. JohnU.
    Jun 24, 2007
    9
    A great family flick with inviting laughter and reflection; inspiring.; very good acting, graet special effects. My 13 and 10 yo loved it as did my wife and I. Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2011
    6
    The movie comes with a good moral but if you asked me would I want to watch Bruce or Evan (Almighty), I would definitely choose Bruce Almighty.
  5. ChristopherW.
    Oct 14, 2007
    3
    This film nearly left me dumbfounded. The plot is so insipid and lame, the ending so ludicrous, that I found myself distracted by the idiocy of the makers. There are bits of humor and some fun little chuckles. However, what this movie amounts to, despite its good cast, is a whole lot of money wasted, much like that which one spends on an expensive trinket that breaks the first time you use it. BooHoo! Expand
  6. RazvyT
    Jul 26, 2007
    1
    One of the stupidest and most idiotic film I've seen in my life. Nothing good in it ... NOTHING!!!
  7. MarcusA.
    Jun 21, 2007
    0
    A gaping hole on Steve Carell's career. Unoriginal and very unfunny.

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