Salvation Boulevard

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In theaters Jul 15, 2011
R, 1 hr. 35 min.


Movie Info

Synopsis: 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
Director: George Ratliff
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Theater Release: Jul 15, 2011
DVD Release: Sep 18, 2012


Jennifer Connelly

Gwen Vandermeer
Ed Harris

Dr. Paul Blaylock
Greg Kinnear

Carl Vandermeer
Marisa Tomei

Honey Foster
Isabelle Fuhrman

Angie Vandermeer
Ciarán Hinds

Joe Hunt
Jim Gaffigan

Jerry Dobson
Yul Vázquez

Jorge Guzman De Vaca

Critic Reviews

  • It's a blunderbuss satire that criminally wastes a talented cast. More...
  • In truckin' past so many fruitful oases, "Salvation Boulevard" is a bumpy road. More...
  • [An] enjoyable if simplistic black comedy loosely based on a novel by Larry Beinhart. More...
  • 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. More...
  • Salvation Boulevard has a terrific cast and not much else. More...
  • Starts out on the right path, but loses its way early on. More...
  • A reasonably funny religious satire that takes potshots at easy targets but is quite watchable due to the participation of two Oscar winners and two Oscar nominees. More...
  • Without the humor, the stereotypes that define these characters aren't satirical; they're just mean-spirited and dull. More...
  • There is the inkling of a strong, interesting idea here ... but "Salvation Boulevard" is itself too loosely tethered to the actual world to make the point with the necessary vigor or acuity. More...
  • The movie transforms a dim idea -- "Elmer Gantry" lite -- into comedy that's dead in the water and as dull as it is broad. More...

User Reviews

  • For Carl, salvation turned out to be a tight squeeze! Good weird easily offending movie! The story of a preacher gone bad, a dead head turned...
  • "Salvation Boulevard" starts with a debate between noted atheist intellectual Peter Blaylock(Ed Harris) and Pastor Dan Day(Pierce Brosnan) of the...
  • The film was a bit of a mess. They had a good idea for a film but didn't execute it correctly. The film needed a rewrite. I felt some of the actors...
  • Consensus seems to be "Great cast, not much else." I disagree! With the second part, that is. I don't think audiences (and critics) missed the...