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Saved! Reviews

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April 23, 2004
[The filmmakers] miss an opportunity to make a much subtler and more interesting case.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
June 1, 2004
has an unfortunately easy excuse to stick to standard teen formula
| Original Score: 3/5
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+
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
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
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
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 11, 2004
Saved! is one of those frustrating little movies that I wanted to like more than I actually did.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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+
June 27, 2004
An inconsequential teen comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 25, 2004
Makes the fatal error of trying to mollify its targets and ameliorate its own scorched earth.
May 27, 2004
Spares us from offending any religious sensibilities by insulting our intelligence instead.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 27, 2004
Lightweight and only sporadically amusing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 11, 2004
Isn't as funny, or as wicked, as it should be.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
June 11, 2004
Something puts the fear of God into Saved! about halfway in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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