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  • Summary: Salvation Boulevard is a modern comedy about Pastor Dan Day, a charismatic evangelical preacher who has captivated a small western American town with his charm – and the promise of a sweet real estate development.(IFC Films)
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  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Jul 12, 2011
    60
    Salvation Boulevard isn't groundbreaking or even consistently funny, but it is mildly inventive and the absurdities of its characters are tender and recognizably human. Best of all, we're encouraged to laugh with them rather than at them.
  2. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Jul 28, 2011
    50
    It's not that Salvation Boulevard is bad: 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Aug 5, 2011
    50
    Here, the scattershot spoofery never rings true.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Jul 12, 2011
    40
    Mostly laugh-free black comedy, which gathers an impressive cast - Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly and Ciarán Hinds round out the ensemble - for bad sitcom-level shenanigans.
  5. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Jul 14, 2011
    33
    Salvation Boulevard doesn't seem to have any higher aspiration than illustrating how religious people can be hypocrites. (Gosh, who knew?)
  6. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Jul 15, 2011
    30
    Without the humor, the stereotypes that define these characters aren't satirical; they're just mean-spirited and dull.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jul 12, 2011
    25
    It's a stupid farrago of aborted ideas, misguided actors, lame direction, submental writing and follow-the-dots plotting that never comes anywhere within a 10-mile radius of what I used to call coherent filmmaking.

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