100

Premiere

By Susannah Gora
Boasts both wicked satire and a big heart, and as a result, is nothing short of brilliant.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Fanaticism is Dannelly's target, not faith. That's what makes his film a keeper: It sticks with you.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a great accomplishment and, at a time when satire is in short supply, a terrific surprise.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
The achievement of Saved!, a very funny teen comedy set in a Christian high school, lies in its careful avoidance of obvious traps.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As an answer to the spreading cultural virus of evangelical conformity, Brian Dannelly's teen farce Saved! is about three teeth short of a full bite. But it leaves an indelible impression.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not only is Saved! subversively funny, it is unexpectedly sweet.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The director-cowriter, Brian Dannelly, has great fun tweaking the way American Christianity has been born again as a commodified, suburbanized, pop-saturated belief system.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Despite a strong cast and a willingness to lampoon the fundamentals of fundamentalism, Saved! isn't as funny, or as wicked, as it should be.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If Saved! sinks into formula -- any movie with a showdown at a prom is treading a well-worn path -- you're grateful for its forgiving spirit.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

This comedic jape delivers some sharp jabs at obvious targets, namely the boosterish excesses of American religiosity.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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