(2007)

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37

Metascore

Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
L.A. Weekly
What makes the film transcend its limitations is Carell, whose square, "Father Knows Best" demeanor belies a supreme comic self-confidence and whose implacability in the face of the movie's CGI-intensive animal antics can be marvelous to behold.
58
The message is so good-hearted, so inarguable, so dull.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
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.
50
Variety
It's mildly diverting for kids and families in a way that would be perfectly fine as an ABC Family cable project.
50
Amusing in pieces but, taken as a whole, it offers little, and the morality lesson is galling.
50
New York Post
Carell's frantic mugging as a modern-day Noah barely keeps Evan Almighty afloat.
40
Evan Almighty runs out of comic invention early, and the filmmakers fall back on what real politicians do when they exhaust their small stash of ideas: brainless piety.
30
Austin Chronicle
Bland jokes and lazy contrivances.
25
Rolling Stone
It's Carell who projects the movie's only sense of mischief. But it's too little and too late.
20
Village Voice
It marks an unfortunate low point in the history of recent American comedy. There goes Steve Carell's perfect game.

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