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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.
Read More | 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.
| 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 Villaça
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.
Read More | 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+
October 30, 2004
Wholly lacking in conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2004
A thoroughly enjoyable teen comedy with something important to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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