Evan Almighty

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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, hisSteve 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. Though far from a disaster of Biblical proportions, Evan Almighty is a mild, sporadically funny comedy in an oversized sentimental frame.
  2. The message is so good-hearted, so inarguable, so dull.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Alt
    50
    The film wraps up in a neat, environmentally friendly package that might keep some kids entertained but will leave adults yawning.
  4. 50
    Carell's frantic mugging as a modern-day Noah barely keeps Evan Almighty afloat.
  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 53
  2. Negative: 22 out of 53
  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 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 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. Dec 4, 2010
    3
    'Evan Almighty' strongly lacks the hilarious jokes, the original hooks, and the ridiculous references that made 'Bruce Almighty' so great.'Evan Almighty' strongly lacks the hilarious jokes, the original hooks, and the ridiculous references that made 'Bruce Almighty' so great. This is yet another example of how a film with Jim Carrey in it will make you laugh, but the Carrey-less sequel will make you frown. Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2014
    1
    "Evan Almighty" is a reprehensibly dull comedy movie that not only provides few laughs but also wastes the talents of Steven Carell and Morgan"Evan Almighty" is a reprehensibly dull comedy movie that not only provides few laughs but also wastes the talents of Steven Carell and Morgan Freeman. Expand
  7. MarcusA.
    Jun 21, 2007
    0
    A gaping hole on Steve Carell's career. Unoriginal and very unfunny.

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