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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
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
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
Betsy Bozdech
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

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
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
Emanuel Levy
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+

Sunday Times (Australia)
November 8, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2004
A thoroughly enjoyable teen comedy with something important to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
October 11, 2004
As witty as it's well performed and as novel as it is daring...God Bless Mandy Moore and her fantastic set of acting chops!
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
A breezily irreverent teen comedy that satirically addresses questions of peer pressure as well as spiritual hypocrisy.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 5, 2004
There are plenty of ways to share your faith with others, and [I]Saved![/I] only mocks the ones that put people down in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
August 1, 2004
A minor work, yet it has a teasing lilt to it, and to make it at all took courage and originality.
J. Alan Speer
Apollo Guide
July 15, 2004
Ends up genuinely thought-provoking while putting the "fun" back in "fundamentalist."
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
July 11, 2004
Too timid to be truly subversive, Saved! is saved from being a middling high-school comedy by ... a light pop touch and a superb ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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