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Dragged down by a plot lacking any sense of logic and obnoxious, unsympathetic characters, this comedy is more crude and mean-spirited than funny. Read critic reviews

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The film traces the misadventures of buddies J.D. (Jack Black) and Wayne (Steve Zahn), who begin to suspect that their best friend, Darren Silverman (Jason Biggs), is going to allow himself to be badgered into marrying Judith (Amanda Peet), a woman he doesn't love. They decide to reunite him with his long lost love from their school days (Amanda Detmer) -- even if they have to kidnap Judith to do it.

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Jason Biggs
Darren Silverman
Lillian Carlson
Mother Superior
Kyle Gass
Bar Dude
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Warren Carr
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Brad Luff
Executive Producer
Neal H. Moritz
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Peter Ziegler
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Michael Simpson
Original Music
Arthur Albert
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Critic Reviews for Saving Silverman

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  • May 31, 2020
    Saving Silverman is a messy comedy that takes a concept and runs it into the ground. The characters are all quite annoying and never have that connection to help this rise above the material. The cast are all very good but the film never allows them to offer anything. The filmmaker is one of Adam Sandler's mainstays and should illustrate the style of filmmaking on offer. The comedy is forced and often unfunny. The jokes don't connect and the overall storyline is all over the place. This could've of been something of a cult film but sadly it hasn't improved with age. The version I watched was the extended version and I must admit it's better than the first release version I caught on video release. Not a film I would recommend. 30/05/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2012
    J.D.: Isn't one-and-only supposed to be, like, one? And only?  "They swore nothing could come between them. Then she came along." Saving Silverman is a movie so stupid, so ridiculous, so weird, so fucked up; that I actually ended up liking it a little. Not a lot, but a little, which is a lot more than I thought I would. When I say this movie is stupid, I mean it is one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. It's so stupid, you have to give it props. I am of the belief that Dennis Dugan and company tried, with Saving Silverman, to make most moronic movie of all-time. So their attempt was a success. It may not merit any applause, nor should it mean that you should watch it. In fact I wouldn't wish this movie on anyone. It takes a special type of person to take any satisfaction in Saving Silverman at all. And I guess I'm one of them. I would talk about the plot here, but all you'd be able to read is plot gibberish. The film is very episodic and extremely wacky and bizarre. The cast do what they can to make it all the more ridiculous and damn if they didn't succeed. Jack Black, Steve Zahn, Jason Biggs, Amanda Peet, and Ermey all turn in the most ridiculous performances of their lives. It's a good thing in this sense because it is what the film merited.  I'm not going to go on any longer. I feel ashamed for saying I actually enjoyed Saving Silverman a little bit. Still I can't allow myself to give it more than the rating I have because it really is a shitty movie. It's just one of those movies that is so shitty, it's almost good.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2012
    Zany ensues when a nice guy takes up with one scheming, manipulative itch ... well, almost zany, as halfway through the movie I realized that I hadn't laughed once, a comedy deathknell. The actors are personable enough, the situations seems ripe for jest, and yet: blah.
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  • Jan 11, 2012
    Pathetic characters, dumb plot without logic and silly scenes, this "romantic" comedy presents a crude and weak script that don't take a lot of laughs. Rotten.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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