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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: 25 out of 48
  2. Negative: 20 out of 48
  1. Jul 1, 2013
    7
    Silly? Oh yes. Entertaining, well yeah it was. I didn't think I'd really like it, especially considering it was Steve Carell as the lead but I managed to quite enjoy this. It's a ridiculous idea but still in a way that manages to work, as long as you don't take it seriously. The cast works well together and with the exception of some bad CGI it comes together nicely in the end. Even Carell, who I normally don't like, is bareable and that's saying something! It's no Bruce Almighty but its OK. Expand
  2. 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.
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    3
    Evan Almighty cannot be described as anything else but goofy. In fact, about the only thing worth watching in the movie is Wanda Sykes' comedy. other than that, this is a bore, even if Morgan Freeman plays god. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2012
    1
    Evan Almighty reeks like something one might produce from a squatting position.
  5. Oct 5, 2010
    0
    This is quite possibly the worst movie I have ever wasted my time watching. The actors are not funny, and neither are the jokes. The plot is not only lame, but dripping with the kind not-so-subtle bible-thumping morality that has no place outside of an all-christian cable channel. The message-that you need to 'let go and let god'-is so heavy handed that the viewer finds their IQ repeatedly insulted. Even God would be offended by his cliched portrayal in this film. My advice; if you aren't into mindless Christian 'family' entertainment with a soundbyte of a message that only a simpleton could appreciate-stay away from this movie! Expand
  6. Jan 16, 2012
    0
    I watched this in theaters and the best thing about it is that I got free tickets from it because they had technical difficulties before airing it. This is a terrible film and I wouldnt recommend it. Expand
  7. Nov 2, 2013
    0
    After we saw this on TV my husband asked me, "Did people actually go to the theatre to see that?" I told him they did but hardly believed it myself as I was saying it. It's so bad that it's hard to believe that even brain dead religious wackos would think that it was worthwhile. Two hours of God trying to get a weaselly politician to build an ark by having animals chase him around. So pathetic. Such a contrast to Bruce Almighty which was actually pretty funny and clever. Expand

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