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"Good girl" Mary and her domineering best friend, Hilary Faye, are starting their senior year at the top of the social food chain at American Eagle Christian High School--that is until Mary's boyfriend tells her that he thinks he may be gay. When Jesus appears to her in a vision, she heeds his message to "do everything she can to help her boyfriend" and, to her horror, she ends up pregnant. Suddenly, Mary begins to question everything she's believed in, and Hilary Faye and her devoted "disciples" soon turn against her. As an outcast, Mary finds herself… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

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"It's a shame the closing moral about a more pragmatic, inclusive approach to spirituality is conveyed with such a heavy hand."
‑ , Time Out
"After two comically inventive scenes, it quickly turns soft and flat."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"The real value lies with what its audience does afterwards"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
""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."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Saved! could have been a challenging but affirming movie about the evangelical subculture -- if handled with the same love, acceptance and tolerance it preaches."
‑ Todd Hertz, Christianity Today
"No doubt the filmmakers are bracing for -- even hoping for -- a display of ire from religious conservatives. But the truth is, nothing in Saved! stings."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Something puts the fear of God into Saved! about halfway in."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Begins as a satire, ends with a renewal of faith."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Brian Dannelly's movie waltzes across the floor of high school comedies like a new kid out to prove he's in a class of his own."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Faith takes a hip, raised-eyebrow beating in this biting yet surprisingly earnest dark comedy."
‑ Betsy Bozdech, Hollywood.com
"A minor work, yet it has a teasing lilt to it, and to make it at all took courage and originality."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Saved! ultimately can't quite go the distance, but it's a promising debut by a filmmaker to watch."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A successful mix of John Waters' naughty sass with Frank Capra's' cordial sweetness, "Saved!" questions Christianity's constant urgency: Is salvation really unattainable for these teenagers if they're not seeking it this second, every second, 24/7?"
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"As a superficial treatment of this important subject, it has its moments."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The idea is inspired and the enthusiasm evident in every aspect of story and performance."
‑ , Empire Magazine
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