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Salvation Boulevard Reviews

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August 15, 2011
An evangelical disciple is pulled into a comically absurd web of crime after witnessing his pastor's dark side.
August 10, 2011
If only Ratliff had figured out a decent way to end it, this might have been one of the best comedies of the year.
August 5, 2011
Salvation Boulevard wins exclusively on the strength of its cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 28, 2011
[An] enjoyable if simplistic black comedy loosely based on a novel by Larry Beinhart.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2011
Silly, predictable and as funny as the funny business of religion can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 15, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 12, 2011
Salvation Boulevard isn't groundbreaking or even consistently funny, but it is mildly inventive and the absurdities of its characters are tender and recognizably human. Best of all, we're encouraged to laugh with them rather than at them.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 11, 2011
It's a blunderbuss satire that criminally wastes a talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 5, 2011
In truckin' past so many fruitful oases, "Salvation Boulevard" is a bumpy road.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 4, 2011
Unless you've got a thing for watching Oscar winners shriek themselves silly, you'd be better off praying at a another altar.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 28, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 16, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 16, 2011
A toothless satire, either unwilling or unable to commit to a darker path.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 15, 2011
Salvation Boulevard has a terrific cast and not much else.
July 15, 2011
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.
July 15, 2011
Starts out on the right path, but loses its way early on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2011
Without the humor, the stereotypes that define these characters aren't satirical; they're just mean-spirited and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
July 14, 2011
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 14, 2011
The movie transforms a dim idea -- "Elmer Gantry" lite -- into comedy that's dead in the water and as dull as it is broad.
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