Evan Almighty

Evan Almighty
Evan Almighty
  • PG
  • 1h 35m
  • 2007
Rotten23%
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Evan Almighty is a comedy for all ages that "you don't want to miss" (Kim Griffis, NBC-TV)! Everyone's favorite funnyman Steve Carell is at his hilarious best as junior congressman, Evan Baxter, whose wish to "change the world" is heard by none other than God (Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman). When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it. But soon mysterious deliveries of wood and tools are being dropped on his doorstep, animals of every shape and size are flocking to him two by two, and his self-absorbed life goes from overnight success to almighty mess! It's a great time for everyone!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten23%
Critics Consensus: Big on special effects but short on laughs, Evan Almighty underutilizes a star-studded cast that includes Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman.
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Entertainment Weekly
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June 21, 2017
Film.com
Jonathan F. Richards
Rotten

Evan Almighty belongs to that sorry cinema subgenre, Comedy without the Funny Bits.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Anna Smith
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'Evan Almighty' misses so many tricks, it ultimately misses the mark.

March 3, 2019
Village Voice
Robert Wilonsky
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This is PG-rated proselytizing tinged with Al Gore self-righteousness, all with the narrative thru...

March 3, 2019
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

It's a paper-thin alleged comedy with a laugh drought of Biblical proportions.

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Carell's morality tale much milder than Carrey's.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this sequel to Bruce Almighty is a broader, milder comedy than the original, and it aims to appeal to the whole family (and given the frequent TV ads, chances are even young kids have heard of it). The good news is that even though it's not particularly good, it is pretty safe -- there's no violence, drinking, or sex, and virtually no bad language ("pissed" and "jackass" are as strong as it gets). It's worth noting that the plot revolves around Evan talking directly to God and then obeying his command; there are several biblical references, but no proselytizing.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:June 22, 2007
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