Evan Almighty Synopsis
God (Morgan Freeman) commands a newly elected congressman (Steve Carell) to build an ark.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Evan Almighty may not be enough to make you shout ''Hallelujah,'' but it's not the cinematic equivalent of a plague, either.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Carell and Freeman are great together and Wanda Sykes' acerbic humor is perfect for her role as Evan's perplexed assistant.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The message is so good-hearted, so inarguable, so dull.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Only in the last 30 minutes does Evan Almighty put his gifts to decent use. Epically hairy and biblically robed, Carell suggests at that...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Ultimately, Evan Almighty is too sappy, too sanctimonious.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's an almighty, humorless bore.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A limp, slow-moving and desperately unfunny comedy.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's Carell who projects the movie's only sense of mischief. But it's too little and too late.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This is movie-making by and for dummies, a sappy little bible story, blissed out on its own ineptitude.
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Better than expected

By crimson_rose
I work at a movie theatre and I have the chance to see a lot of movies prior to the major release date. I saw this a week or so ago and loved it. Movie theatres have been empty for the first few...

Lots of fun

By woodgo2movies
Went to an early preview show. Took my 10 yr old son. he had a hard time with some of the jokes and one liners, There was a lot of humor and satire in movie. I do not like Steve Carell or Wynda Sykes...


By rogertempleton
I look forward to seeing it again with other members of my family. Very enjoyable movie with a positve message, positive religious overtones and loaded with comedy that actually made me laugh out...

Wonderful Family Film

By jrmitch85
Although I was skeptical going to see this movie, I was pleasantly surprised that it was hilarious, and the humor was clean, safe for all ages. I highly recommend this movie for anybody in the mood...

Evan Almighty

By CarriD
Better than I thought it would be. I enjoyed it....

A Very Funny Film with Heart

By moviemomdebbie
I thought this movie was very funny. I even took my two youngest children ages 6 and 11. We saw it in a special screening for church groups. I have to say I was skeptical at first. I can't say I...

Seen It

By tikkiroom
I went to a premier and this is one good movie! Acting was a little "over" and alot of slap stick humor, but the whole theater was roaring. I new 4 other people who went that really liked it and no...


By djkevbot
definitely marketing to the wrong target audience, it was a straight up kids movie. It had none of the charm of Bruce Almighty, the two movies are different as night and day. Who dropped the ball on...

Fun and family friendly

By laurajrb
I saw this at the Charlottesville, VA premier and was very surprised to have thoroughly enjoy it. Many laugh out loud moments and Wanda Sykes, as usual, was a riot. And I always love Lauren Graham...

Great for all ages

By kids movie fan
Three generations went from our family and they were all laughing and enjoying themselves. We think it is a must see for all....

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Rated PG | For mild rude humor and some peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Carell's morality tale much milder than Carrey's.
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