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Saving Silverman (Evil Woman) (2001)



Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 100
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 82

Dragged down by a plot lacking any sense of logic and obnoxious, unsympathetic characters, this comedy is more crude and mean-spirited than funny.


Average Rating: 2.6/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 32

Dragged down by a plot lacking any sense of logic and obnoxious, unsympathetic characters, this comedy is more crude and mean-spirited than funny.



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This romantic comedy is from director, former actor, and regular Adam Sandler collaborator Dennis Dugan. Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs) is a loser at love, so his best friends J.D. (Jack Black) and Wayne (Steve Zahn) set him up on a date with his dream girl, Judith (Amanda Peet). A serious relationship develops and threatens to become a marriage, but J.D. and Wayne come to the conclusion that Judith is totally wrong for Darren. In an effort to reunite their pal with Sandy (Amanda Detmer), his



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This full-throttle sophomoric comedy still feels forced and phony at times, which undercuts the manic efforts of its cast.

February 16, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Dugan ... encourages one and all to be as frat-house gross as possible.

February 16, 2001
Detroit Free Press
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A relentless misfire, ineptly stealing from a number of crude but more ably executed comedies.

February 16, 2001
Miami Herald
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The script ... smacks of desperation beyond saving.

February 16, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Despite an early, zesty deluge of gags ... it soon settles down to an anxious man-a-thon.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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A dumb comedy, but older teens may laugh.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The audience is one who needs saving, not the title character, in this latest entry in the look-how-dumb-I-can-get comedy sweepstakes.

February 11, 2009 Full Review Source:

Peppered with naked senior citizens, trash-talking nuns and a bloody plastic surgery operation, "Silverman" will be best enjoyed by people who truly believe "gross" and "silly" are synonyms for "funny"...

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Mulher Infernal não é apenas uma comédia mal realizada e sem a menor graça. É, também, uma produção capaz de insultar a inteligência do espectador a todo momento.

May 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Silverman is the newest "comedy" from director Dennis Dugan who has made such other "hits" as Big Daddy, Beverly Hills Ninja, and Happy Gilmore.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

We all have our guilty pleasures.

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Es una pena que ya no existan cómicos que recurran al verdadero ingenio para lograr lo que cada vez es más difícil, que es hacer reír al público

October 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Moviola

A sexy Amanda Peet takes down the dimwitted duo of Steve Zahn and Jack Black in a comedy where everyone but the title character is entertaining.

September 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Radio Free Entertainment
Radio Free Entertainment

Such promise, such disappointment - such a great cast - how could this movie have come out so badly?

June 14, 2001 Full Review

I am embarrassed for having laughed at it, but not too embarrassed to suggest that you might laugh as well.

March 19, 2001 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

It's hard to believe that it is only February and we already have a contender for worst picture of the year.

March 14, 2001

This knuckleheaded youth comedy cocktail doesn't deliver enough kicks to trigger more than average rounds.

March 5, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Cheesily enjoyable.

February 16, 2001
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audaciously stupid and frequently hilarious.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

The nagging problem with the movie isn't how dumb or crude it is (which it is) but how cruel it seems.

February 12, 2001 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

Audience Reviews for Saving Silverman (Evil Woman)

J.D.: Isn't one-and-only supposed to be, like, one? And only? 

"They swore nothing could come between them. Then she came along."

Saving Silverman is a movie so stupid, so ridiculous, so weird, so fucked up; that I actually ended up liking it a little. Not a lot, but a little, which is a lot more than I thought I would. When I say this movie is stupid, I mean it is one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. It's so stupid, you have to give it props. I am of the belief that Dennis Dugan and company tried, with Saving Silverman, to make most moronic movie of all-time. So their attempt was a success. It may not merit any applause, nor should it mean that you should watch it. In fact I wouldn't wish this movie on anyone. It takes a special type of person to take any satisfaction in Saving Silverman at all. And I guess I'm one of them.

I would talk about the plot here, but all you'd be able to read is plot gibberish. The film is very episodic and extremely wacky and bizarre. The cast do what they can to make it all the more ridiculous and damn if they didn't succeed. Jack Black, Steve Zahn, Jason Biggs, Amanda Peet, and Ermey all turn in the most ridiculous performances of their lives. It's a good thing in this sense because it is what the film merited. 

I'm not going to go on any longer. I feel ashamed for saying I actually enjoyed Saving Silverman a little bit. Still I can't allow myself to give it more than the rating I have because it really is a shitty movie. It's just one of those movies that is so shitty, it's almost good.
June 25, 2012
Melvin White

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Zany ensues when a nice guy takes up with one scheming, manipulative itch ... well, almost zany, as halfway through the movie I realized that I hadn't laughed once, a comedy deathknell. The actors are personable enough, the situations seems ripe for jest, and yet: blah.
March 28, 2012

Super Reviewer

Pathetic characters, dumb plot without logic and silly scenes, this "romantic" comedy presents a crude and weak script that don't take a lot of laughs. Rotten.
January 11, 2012
Lucas Martins

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Sometimes a silly movie is really funny. This is one of those.

Jack Black is perfect as J.D., a well-meaning but moronic slob. Steve Zahn is great as his slightly brighter buddy, Wayne. Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs), the title character and the third member of the trio of losers who've had a bond and a band (Neil Diamond tribute band) since grade school.

Although the title character, and the man who the plot spins about, Silverman is seldom in the thick of the fun. That is provided by the antics of his two buddies in trying to save him from Judith (Amanda Peet), a successful educated women who finds Silverman convenient to have around after feigning interest in him to fend off a magician clumsily trying to hit on her. Their relationship is that of female domination of a willingly submissive male, although overt use of that terminology would ruin the movie. The domination includes Judith denying Darren sexual favors but demanding it from him.

Darren's true "one and only" love is Sandy (Amanda Detmer), who left town with her family while in grade school, but moves back shortly after Darren gets besotted by Judith. Sandy is a novitiate who is to take her vows in a week.
March 31, 2010
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    1. J.D. McNugent: Hey what did you say I didn't really here you.
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