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Bruce Almighty (2003)

40 Ratings: 2.7
Comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac

Bestowing Jim Carrey with godlike powers is a ripe recipe for comedy, andBruce Almightydelivers the laughs that Carrey's mainstream fans prefer. The high-concept premise finds Carrey playing Bruce Nolan, a frustrated Buffalo TV reporter, stuck doing … see full wiki

Director: Tom Shadyac
MPAA Rating: PG-13
9 reviews about Bruce Almighty (2003)
review by . April 11, 2009
I remember when I first watched Bruce Almighty about 3 years ago and I absolutely hated it. The way people raved on about how funny it was just didn't fly with me at all, I labelled it one of Carreys worst films and vowed never to watch it again. Fast forward 3 years and I'm in a New York hotel room, forced to stay in thanks to the blistering cold, and what's on TV? Why Bruce Almighty, thanks for asking. I decide to cancel that vow and just watch it again for good measure to cement my previous hatred. …
review by . December 19, 2008
The story begins with Bruce Nolan's daily routines.He doesn't enjoy working in his position in a television channel.And someone retires from Live News,and Bruce dreams come closer.All he wants to do is representing the show and become famous around the city.But he has no luck.He can't be promoted.Also that time he starts fighting with his girlfriend and tries to cope with his pet.Even his dog doesn't listen to him.So he decides to talk to God himself.Finally and miraculously he manages to have a …
review by . December 14, 2008
I remember when I first watched Bruce Almighty about 3 years ago and I absolutely hated it. The way people raved on about how funny it was just didn't fly with me at all, I labelled it one of Carreys worst films and vowed never to watch it again. Fast forward 3 years and I'm in a New York hotel room, forced to stay in thanks to the blistering cold, and what's on TV? Why Bruce Almighty, thanks for asking. I decide to cancel that vow and just watch it again for good measure to cement my previous hatred. …
review by . November 27, 2008
Bruce Almighty
Although funny in places, and despite excellent performances by Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Aniston, the plot was weak. Bruce gets denied a job he wants, starts feeling sorry for himself for having a mediocre life, and winds out getting a little hand up from God himself; who endows Bruce with all his Godlike powers. Bruce likes using the powers to better his own life, but finds it impossible to meet the prayer demands of the other millions of souls in his hometown alone. The funniest …
review by . August 09, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
`Bruce Almighty' was Jim Carrey's triumphant return to comedy after scratching the dramatic itch. After delivering such great performances in `The Truman Show' and `Man in the Moon', a return to the rubber-faced, flopping around Jim Carrey feels somewhat dated. Yes, Carrey's antics were getting stale at that time. But, fortunately, `Bruce' is a movie that matures along with him. In this sense it is actually a welcome sight when the movie puts its silly physical comedy in the backseat for the more …
review by . March 21, 2005
Pros: some funny moments, soundtrack, Morgan Freeman     Cons: not funny, could be offensive, bad message, Carrey annoying     The Bottom Line: An advertisement for God and an advertisement for apathy     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. "Why is God making me suffer so much? Just because I don't believe in him?" – Sidney Morgenbesser       God. No, not those Guaranteed Overnight …
review by . January 17, 2005
Bruce Almighty is an amusing tale of a 40 something man's battle with his midlife crisis. Jim Carrey is quite amusing particualrly in his physical comic style. Morgan Freeman and Jan Aston fill in nicely in supporting roles.     The moral of this movie is to not take life so seriously. There can be some joy in handling the lighter side of life. Some moments are a bit disjointed but overall the good outweighs the bad and overdone.
review by . February 11, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
I was somewhat leery about watching BRUCE ALMIGHTY because of all the various reviews I had read and some of the things I had heard. After seeing the film, I found it to be a decent movie that had a great deal to say about the importance of prayer. Jennifer Aniston was perfect as Grace and she outshined Carrey in every scene they shared. Morgan Freeman was a nice touch, because he's such a talented actor that he brings a touch of class to any project, no matter how bad it is. Those are the postives.Now, …
review by . May 21, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Jim Carrey and Many Laughs     Cons: Anniston does not have a well-developed Role.     The Bottom Line: A very funny return to his roots for Jim Carrey and a fun movie.     What would you do if you had the powers of God? This is the question that drives the new comedy “Bruce Almighty”, a new comedy that sees a likeable guy named Bruce (Jim Carrey), endowed with the powers of god after his complaining gets so severe that God …
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