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Film REVIEW: Bruce Almighty (2003) - ★★★★

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

Director: Tom Shadyac

Writer: Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe, Steve Oedekerk

Stars: Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Baker Hall, Steve Carrell.

Genre: Comedy Fantasy

Themes: Supernatural Power, Divine Interevention, Magic

A whiny news reporter is given the chance to step into God's shoes.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, but was a box-office succes

Evan Almighty—a spin-offsequel focusing on Steve Carrell's character, with Shadyac and Oedekerk returning to direct and write, respectively, and Freeman also reprising his role—was released in 2007.


Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★

"Jim Carrey - one of my favourite comedy actors of all time, stars in this hilarious film. The funniest moments for me were; Bruce's reaction to Evan Baxter replacing Pete Finemann, Bruce first realising he's god and Bruce's godly way of undressing (the funniest part). The story was pretty good, Bruce (the best character by a country mile) was really brilliant, and super enjoyable to watch! I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes 'the mask' or similar. Overall a pretty good comedy with a really good story."

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. Monsters, Inc. (2001) - #80 - ★★★★★

  2. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - #138 - ★★★★

  3. Toy Story (1995) - #171 - ★★★★

  4. Frozen (2010) - #232 - ★★★★

  5. The Truman Show (1998) - #274 - ★★★★

  6. Ratatouille (2007) - #281 - ★★★★

  7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - #563 - ★★★

  8. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) - #601 - ★★★

  9. Evan Almighty (2007) - #778 - ★★

  10. The Mask (1994) - #780 - ★★

For more family comedies, Pixar is really the best with the likes of Monsters, Inc., Toy Story and Ratatouille. Elsewehere check out Thor: Ragnarok and Frozen for magic themed comedy and Monty Python and the Holy Grail has a spot of divine intervention.

More of the great Jim Carrey check out Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Truman Show and The Mask but sadly he didn't return for the sequel, Evan Almighty.

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