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Saved! Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
April 23, 2004
[The filmmakers] miss an opportunity to make a much subtler and more interesting case.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
May 23, 2004
This is a shallow, anti-Christian film that relies on tired stereotypes and familiar situations to tar (and feather) everything with the same brush.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Barsanti
June 1, 2004
has an unfortunately easy excuse to stick to standard teen formula
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
June 18, 2004
I can respect a movie that mocks things I believe in if it does it well, but not if it peters out before it's finished.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
June 21, 2004
Saved! tries to turn religious devotion, contradictions, and iconography into a rip-roaring satire, but it fails to be at all interesting and, most damningly, it is deeply unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cole Smithey
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 18, 2004
It wants to savagely poke fun at its characters but also wants us to love them for who they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 11, 2004
Saved! is one of those frustrating little movies that I wanted to like more than I actually did.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Willie Waffle
May 26, 2004
Saved is a 50-50 proposition. While you won't be moved strongly to love it or hate it, you'll wish you could be pushed in some direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
May 30, 2004
Not without its charms, but it's a middling effort...In Hollywood, the road to cinematic hell is paved with great pitch ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 27, 2004
An inconsequential teen comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
May 25, 2004
Makes the fatal error of trying to mollify its targets and ameliorate its own scorched earth.
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Jan Stuart
May 27, 2004
Spares us from offending any religious sensibilities by insulting our intelligence instead.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
May 27, 2004
Lightweight and only sporadically amusing.
| Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 27, 2004
This teen satire set in a Christian high school is an admirable attempt to acknowledge the powerful influence of religion in contemporary American youth culture.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 28, 2004
The movie's satire is so mild that MGM is actually trying to market it to Christian audiences -- who will still find enough to be offended by -- but it provides a nice showcase for its young performers.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 11, 2004
Isn't as funny, or as wicked, as it should be.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 11, 2004
There is undoubtedly a funny social satire to be set in a Christian high school, but Saved! is neither bold nor insightful enough to be it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
June 11, 2004
Something puts the fear of God into Saved! about halfway in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
August 14, 2004
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David Rooney
March 26, 2009
May 28, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 11, 2004

Boston Phoenix
June 12, 2004
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