Salvation Boulevard
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Salvation Boulevard is a modern comedy based on the book of the same title by Larry Beinhart about Pastor Dan Day, a charismatic evangelical preacher (Pierce Brosnan) who has captivated a small western American town with his charm - and the promise of a sweet real estate development. Carl (Greg Kinnear) is a former follower - not of Christ, but of the Grateful Dead - who has since become "found" in Dan's Evangelical community, serving as one of the preacher's great examples of spiritual and moral transformation. But Carl's new belief system is turned upside down when he… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a blunderbuss satire that criminally wastes a talented cast."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's quite funny at times and has some good performances. But it's so predictable it has no bite, either as social satire or as slapstick comedy."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"An evangelical disciple is pulled into a comically absurd web of crime after witnessing his pastor's dark side."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"Unless you've got a thing for watching Oscar winners shriek themselves silly, you'd be better off praying at a another altar."
‑ Sam Adams, Philadelphia City Paper
"A toothless satire, either unwilling or unable to commit to a darker path."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"In truckin' past so many fruitful oases, "Salvation Boulevard" is a bumpy road."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Salvation Boulevard has a terrific cast and not much else."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"If only Ratliff had figured out a decent way to end it, this might have been one of the best comedies of the year."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Silly, predictable and as funny as the funny business of religion can be."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"How movies this dreadful - with this many good people in the cast - find their way into the world is as good an argument for the existence of Satan as any other."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"[An] enjoyable if simplistic black comedy loosely based on a novel by Larry Beinhart."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Starts out on the right path, but loses its way early on."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Salvation Boulevard wins exclusively on the strength of its cast."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The movie seems to be intoxicated by how funny it thinks it is, gleefully descending into a swell of hyperactivity, with each new scene engineered to one-up the last."
‑ Robert Levin, Film School Rejects
"long on chutzpah but short on finesse"
‑ Christopher Null,
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