Bruce Almighty

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    Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God -- and the Almighty responds, endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers.

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    There's remarkably little done with a premise snatched from high-concept heaven, adding yet another file to the growing cabinet of under-realized comedies.

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    Director Shadyac and his three scriptwriters prove much more fallibly flawed than their omnipotent hero.

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    Mr. Carrey gets some of his biggest laughs in years by playing up the darker side of his character's small-mindedness.

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    It drowns [Carrey's] hilarious physicality in an ocean of sap.

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    Bruce takes over for the vacationing deity, but despite an initial surge of jolly, somewhat cruel chaos (as when he forces the new anchor to unreel paragraphs of gibberish on camera), things soon turn soggy.

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    ... on at least three or four occasions, Carrey made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes -- and that's a heck of a trick.

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    Highly watchable.

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    [Carrey] is in loose-limbed form, with healthy doses of fury, in a film that mostly succeeds at fusing his slapstick talents and more heartfelt inclinations.

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    The laughs in Bruce Almighty are thinly spread across a vast, bland cake of uplifting sentiment.

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    [Carrey] is so gifted a physical comedian that even mediocre material shines in his talented hands.

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    Something between an indiscretion and an atrocity, in the key of that most human yet loathsome of self-indulgences, vanity.

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    Everyone is well cast and no one more perfectly than Freeman, who is far more God-like than George Burns ever was.

    3/4
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    Carrey seems engaged in a kind of war with his own best comic instincts.

    2/5
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    The film, particularly in its first and last third, seems sadly devoid of imagination.

    2/4
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    Carrey's shtick is beginning to seem tired.

    2/4
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    At the end of the day, Carrey is far more palatable and sincere under a devil's mask than a cardboard halo.

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    Although the movie never quite explores all the heavenly possibilities, it does provide some wicked chuckles.

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    Rambunctiously funny.

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    When Carrey is doing his thing as the Almighty, histrionically whipping up one miracle after another and relishing the power, Bruce has you spring-cleaning your lungs with laughter.

    3/4
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    It's Carrey who must carry this film, and he lifts Bruce Almighty to the heavens.

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    Yep, this is the Carrey America loves -- off-the-wall, over-the-top, elastic, spastic and fantastic.

    B
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    Very snappy, sweetly moral.

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    A charmer, the kind of movie where Bruce learns that while he may not ever make a very good God, the experience may indeed make him a better television newsman.

    3/4
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    Basically, Bruce Almighty is about getting Carrey to stop acting up. But without his misbehaving, there's no movie.

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    Midrange Carrey, neither as artful as The Truman Show nor as singularly crude as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

    C+
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    The whole thing reeks of the formulaic, of a carefully packaged bid to propel the star back to his appointed place in the commercial constellation, all the while depriving him of the dark side that got him there in the first place.

    2/4
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    The problem is that Bruce is an unlikable, self-centered character.

    2/4
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    Jim Carrey riffs, wickedly, on what it's like to be God, then whiffs, sanctimoniously, on what it's like to be human.

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    An unevenness of tone, which becomes manipulative in effect, echoes and compounds the unconvincing look and feel of the entire film.

    2/5
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    It's stunning how a movie about someone who gets to be the ultimate high-and-mighty could set its sights so low.

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    The movie works when Carrey's mugging it up ... but melts into a saccharine tub of goo when he plays it straight.

    3/5
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    Exactly what it looks like: a cute premise extended to feature length, with plenty of opportunity for Mr. Carrey to mug for the camera.

    B-
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    If the results are something less than inspired, they remind us there is godliness in silliness.

    3/4
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    Lacks the insane, anything-goes energy this premise deserved.

    1/4
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    Because there's always been a megalomaniac lurking inside Carrey's manic personality, it's funny to see him literally play God.

    3/4
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    Often entertaining, but it could have been more.

    3/5
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    Powerfully entertaining.

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    A woefully underwritten motion picture that starts out as a dumb comedy before taking an ill-advised detour into mawkish sentimentality.

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    Carrey is utterly delightful, whether pulling off some hilarious pratfall or energizing the most mundane piece of dialogue.

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    A perfectly respectable Jim Carrey comedy that makes you feel as if you're right back in 1997, watching Liar Liar.

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