Saved! Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 5, 2013
The real value lies with what its audience does afterwards
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Begins as a satire, ends with a renewal of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 19, 2010
A successful mix of John Waters' naughty sass with Frank Capra's' cordial sweetness, "Saved!" questions Christianity's constant urgency: Is salvation really unattainable for these teenagers if they're not seeking it this second, every second, 24/7?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 10, 2009
"Saved!" starts out as a feisty satire on organized religion but sputters in its third act to an apologetic footnote for all that has come before.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Brian Dannelly's movie waltzes across the floor of high school comedies like a new kid out to prove he's in a class of his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 11, 2007
As a superficial treatment of this important subject, it has its moments.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
October 2, 2006
Saved! could have been a challenging but affirming movie about the evangelical subculture -- if handled with the same love, acceptance and tolerance it preaches.
| Original Score: 2/4
Betsy Bozdech
Hollywood.com
August 31, 2006
Faith takes a hip, raised-eyebrow beating in this biting yet surprisingly earnest dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a shame the closing moral about a more pragmatic, inclusive approach to spirituality is conveyed with such a heavy hand.

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
The idea is inspired and the enthusiasm evident in every aspect of story and performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Equal parts satire, spoof and teen comedy, Saved! is just a sweet and funny movie that starts off with bite but settles into an honest feeling of happiness and acceptance for all types of people and their choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 26, 2005
I sat through this film with a perma-smile, and just thinking about it still makes me laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 17, 2004
Uma inteligente discussão sobre aceitação, fé e as conseqüências repugnantes do fundamentalismo religioso - tudo isto em uma embalagem divertida e irreverente.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Dannelly reflects the problems with contemporary Christianity brilliantly. But in deciding that mere tolerance will save the world, he fumbles the final act.
| Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
November 24, 2004
For a light comedy this film says a great deal about some serious issues. The script shows a few rough edges but it beats many films of much higher pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters
November 19, 2004
The film is missing a degree of commitment, a willingness to dive headlong into this culture
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 13, 2004
Set in a Christian high school, Saved! is a message film in the guise of a social satire. The film,however, is not as wickedly funny as it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2004
A thoroughly enjoyable teen comedy with something important to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2004
Wholly lacking in conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 24, 2004
...never quite manages to extinguish its after-school-special type vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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