Saved! (2004)

"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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 28, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A satirical teen comedy that, unfortunately, pulls its punches.

Time Out

It's a shame the closing moral about a more pragmatic, inclusive approach to spirituality is conveyed with such a heavy hand.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

After two comically inventive scenes, it quickly turns soft and flat.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

The real value lies with what its audience does afterwards

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Something puts the fear of God into Saved! about halfway in.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Begins as a satire, ends with a renewal of faith.

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David Denby
New Yorker

A minor work, yet it has a teasing lilt to it, and to make it at all took courage and originality.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Saved! ultimately can't quite go the distance, but it's a promising debut by a filmmaker to watch.

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Nick Rogers

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?

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Liked this a lot years ago. Not entirely sure it stands up to the 5 star rating I gave it, but at least a 4 still. Enjoyed my 2017 rewatch and seeing some of… More
Lenny Muggsy
I thought it was hilarious in high school, gets less funny as an adult and you analyze da chuuch issues. Solid satire.
Bethany Murphy
I really liked this film! It was funny and it also gave out a positive message. A must see!
Spencer S.
Introspective, good cast and script, and blatantly different.
Alice Shen
A teen comedy with the typical cliques and baddies but also, many deep commentaries on love, sex, faith, humanity, and diversity. Every character achieves… More
Jennifer D
VERY cute. Very, very cute.