[Our Sunday Visitor, May 27, 2003]
People may disagree over whether a glass is half empty or half full, but both sides have to admit that it's about half what it could be. "Bruce Almighty" is about half of "It's a Wonderful Life," the 1939 classic that it admires so much. On the plus side, it's got Jim Carrey in fine form, crackling with better-than-average lines and excellent timing. I'm not a fan of Scary Carrey, although some viewers prefer the hypermanic vicious Jim of earlier films.