Save Me


Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

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  1. This is a modest, thoughtful, independent production of exceptional insight and quietly devastating power.
  2. 75
    A solid performance by the often underrated Judith Light lends considerable weight to this melodrama's controversial subject.
  3. Even those of us who find anti-homosexual ''deprogramming'' to be hideously intolerant and naive may find ourselves oddly relieved that Mark is there (in a Christian rehab center).
  4. Doesn't poke fun at anyone's beliefs.
  5. What's admirable about Save Me is that it grounds its religious and cultural debate not in vilifying one side but in sympathizing with both.
  6. 70
    Though Save Me never quite surmounts its schematic scenario, scene by scene, beat by beat, it's pretty damn good.
  7. 70
    Save Me is a particularly flattering showcase for Gant, best known for his work on the TV show "Queer as Folk" and ready for a big-screen breakout.
  8. Allen and Gant are principals in Mythgarden, a movie production company that promotes gay and lesbian storytelling, and Save Me makes a respectable showing as an early effort.
  9. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    An earnest drama about the futility of "rescuing" gay men back to Jesus, Save Me presents a paradox: It's an issue drama in which the most compassionately drawn character is on the other side of the issue.

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