Saving Silverman
Saving Silverman (2001)

Darren Silverman, Wayne Le Fessier and J.D. McNugent have been best friends since the fifth grade. From grade school (when they were all picked on), to high school (when Wayne played on the football squad, J.D. was the team's mascot and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 7, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

This full-throttle sophomoric comedy still feels forced and phony at times, which undercuts the manic efforts of its cast.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The script ... smacks of desperation beyond saving.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A dumb comedy, but older teens may laugh.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Dugan ... encourages one and all to be as frat-house gross as possible.

Edward Crouse
Village Voice

Despite an early, zesty deluge of gags ... it soon settles down to an anxious man-a-thon.

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Michael Dequina

The audience is one who needs saving, not the title character, in this latest entry in the look-how-dumb-I-can-get comedy sweepstakes.

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Curtis Morgan
Miami Herald

A relentless misfire, ineptly stealing from a number of crude but more ably executed comedies.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Expends a moderate budget and several attractive young performers to absolutely no consequence.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Peppered with naked senior citizens, trash-talking nuns and a bloody plastic surgery operation, "Silverman" will be best enjoyed by people who truly believe "gross" and "silly" are synonyms for "funny"...

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
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… More
MisterYoda ?
Sometimes a silly movie is really funny. This is one of those. Jack Black is perfect as J.D., a well-meaning but moronic slob. Steve Zahn is great as his… More
Kevin M. Williams
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… More
Conner Rainwater
I think that Saving Silverman is almost so bizarre and deranged that you can't help but find fascination in what some might call friendship. It is a movie… More
Lucas Martins
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… More
Bobby Hobbs
Saving Silverman is funny... The actors are really good. Honestly the actors are probably what saves the movie, the plot is decent, but it's not genious.… More