Salvation Boulevard (2011)
Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 34
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 27
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Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 15
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Average Rating: 2.6/5
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Salvation Boulevard is a modern comedy based on the book of the same title by Larry Beinhart about Pastor Dan Day, a charismatic evangelical preacher (Pierce Brosnan) who has captivated a small western American town with his charm - and the promise of a sweet real estate development. Carl (Greg Kinnear) is a former follower - not of Christ, but of the Grateful Dead - who has since become "found" in Dan's Evangelical community, serving as one of the preacher's great examples of spiritual and
Jul 15, 2011 Wide
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In truckin' past so many fruitful oases, "Salvation Boulevard" is a bumpy road.
[An] enjoyable if simplistic black comedy loosely based on a novel by Larry Beinhart.
It's quite funny at times and has some good performances. But it's so predictable it has no bite, either as social satire or as slapstick comedy.
An evangelical disciple is pulled into a comically absurd web of crime after witnessing his pastor's dark side.
If only Ratliff had figured out a decent way to end it, this might have been one of the best comedies of the year.
Unless you've got a thing for watching Oscar winners shriek themselves silly, you'd be better off praying at a another altar.
The movie seems to be intoxicated by how funny it thinks it is, gleefully descending into a swell of hyperactivity, with each new scene engineered to one-up the last.
A toothless satire, either unwilling or unable to commit to a darker path.
How movies this dreadful - with this many good people in the cast - find their way into the world is as good an argument for the existence of Satan as any other.
Audience Reviews for Salvation Boulevard
- Pastor Dan Day: Tell me. Did he have any family history?
- Gwen Vanderveer: Like genealogy?
- Carl: We're friends man. I let you run the grill at my barbecue!
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