Evan Almighty

Evan Almighty

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Evan Almighty

Steve Carell - who played the news anchor in the Jim Carrey starring Bruce Almighty - takes leading man duties as Evan in this sequel. No longer reading the news in small town Buffalo, he’s a Congressman in Washington who’s tasked by God (Morgan Freeman) with building an ark to save the world’s animals from an impending flood.

200790 minsUSA
ComedyKids & Family
Director:
Tom Shadyac ('Bruce Almighty', 'Patch Adams', 'The Nutty Professor')
Writer:
Robert FlorsheimJosh StolbergSteve Oedekerk
Cast:
Steve CarellMorgan FreemanLauren GrahamJohn Goodman
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Reviews & comments

Village Voice

Village Voice

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It marks an unfortunate low point in the history of recent American comedy. There goes Steve Carell's perfect game...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Carell is getting quite good as these everyman characters but lacks the audacity of, say, a Carrey or a Robin Williams. He is making comedy out of dullness...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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It's Carell who projects the movie's only sense of mischief. But it's too little and too late...

1.0
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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

The film wraps up in a neat, environmentally friendly package that might keep some kids entertained but will leave adults yawning...

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Carell is lovable as God's unwilling disciple. But the comedy is less than divine...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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Unless you have few demands from a comedy and prefer your Bible verses bastardised (Noah's tale about sin is mutated into a vague environmental lesson), this is a washout. Evan help us...

2.0
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BBC

BBC

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It's evident early on that writer Steve Oedekerk (who scripted the original) is short on ideas. He takes one mildly amusing skit, like Evan being stalked by animal twosomes, and plays it over and over again. Then there's the one where Evan wakes up with a shaggy Noah-style beard which immediately grows back after shaving... Thankfully, Carell's hapless puppy dog charm makes him immediately sympathetic and he possesses the comic timing to put a much-needed spin on an obvious joke...

3.0
0

Very funny, clever, enjoyed every minute of it!

4.0
0

If you have no expectations you won't be disappointed. Although not overly complex, the simple plot and obvious jokes effectively convey the underlying values in a good hearted manner.

4.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

It marks an unfortunate low point in the history of recent American comedy. There goes Steve Carell's perfect game...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Carell is getting quite good as these everyman characters but lacks the audacity of, say, a Carrey or a Robin Williams. He is making comedy out of dullness...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's Carell who projects the movie's only sense of mischief. But it's too little and too late...

1.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

The film wraps up in a neat, environmentally friendly package that might keep some kids entertained but will leave adults yawning...

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Carell is lovable as God's unwilling disciple. But the comedy is less than divine...

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Unless you have few demands from a comedy and prefer your Bible verses bastardised (Noah's tale about sin is mutated into a vague environmental lesson), this is a washout. Evan help us...

2.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

It's evident early on that writer Steve Oedekerk (who scripted the original) is short on ideas. He takes one mildly amusing skit, like Evan being stalked by animal twosomes, and plays it over and over again. Then there's the one where Evan wakes up with a shaggy Noah-style beard which immediately grows back after shaving... Thankfully, Carell's hapless puppy dog charm makes him immediately sympathetic and he possesses the comic timing to put a much-needed spin on an obvious joke...

3.0
0

Very funny, clever, enjoyed every minute of it!

4.0
0

If you have no expectations you won't be disappointed. Although not overly complex, the simple plot and obvious jokes effectively convey the underlying values in a good hearted manner.

4.0
0