Metascore
22

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 20 out of 29
  1. 12
    So bad in so many different ways that perhaps you should see it, as an example of the lowest slopes of the bell-shaped curve.
  2. 10
    Peet is always worth watching, but the role does her no favors, and the script, involving a kidnapping and a surprise cameo by Neil Diamond - you heard me - smacks of desperation beyond saving.
  3. 38
    Relentlessly dopey and vulgar.
  4. In one rotten production -- all involved have managed to create the most unlikable, man hating, woman hating, unfunny idiots since ''Whipped'' ended up on worst movie lists last year.
  5. The movie can barely muster the bravery to be even "Dude, Where's My Car" stoopid.
  6. 0
    Reaches toward new heights of comic laziness and succeeds beyond anyone's wildest expectations.
  7. Let's accentuate the positive: Saving Silverman really stinks. No, really. It's bad. Awful.
  8. Just when the story reaches its idiotic nadir, Neil (Diamond) shows up to save the day with a song and a smile.
  9. Does occasionally rise out of the sewer of its self-imposed idiocy, ascending in brief moments from utter witlessness to half-witlessness, mostly thanks to the loose comic byplay between Mr. Black and Mr. Zahn.
  10. Screenwriters look to many sources for inspiration. In the case of Saving Silverman, they looked behind them, and liked what they saw.
  11. One thing the makers of Saving Silverman do not have to worry about: Hannibal Lecter will never visit them to eat their brains. That is because they have no brains.
  12. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    25
    The kind of comedy that takes the fun out of stupidity.
  13. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    20
    Misbegotten, unimaginative buddy pic.
  14. Every movie Dugan releases looks like something made on accident--tosses yet another stink bomb into theaters for audiences to sniff over.
  15. 25
    Not just stupid, but brain dead.
  16. 35
    Black, who is creatively marooned in the thankless Chris Farley fat-boy role, deserve better, and so do we.
  17. 25
    A grating experience from start to finish.
  18. 25
    The movie drags down everyone involved, regardless of their apparent talent.
  19. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    20
    Chaotic, peurile, loaded with sniggering commentary and obsessed with breasts, Saving Silverman is like a 90-minute walk through a 13-year-old boy's head.
  20. 25
    The timing is off, the gags lame, the twists predictable, the crudity rampant and unamusing.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. JustinS.
    Aug 22, 2008
    10
    Critics don't know good movies if it showed up at their front door. This movie rocks and is hilarious.
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    10
    Ignore those fake critics in Hollywood and listen to the people! This film is hilarious and ever-quotable!

    Wayne: So Darren tells me you're
    Ignore those fake critics in Hollywood and listen to the people! This film is hilarious and ever-quotable!

    Wayne: So Darren tells me you're a psychologist.
    Judith: That's right.
    Wayne: I'm in a related field.
    Judith: Really? What is it?
    Wayne: Pest and rodent removal.
    Judith: How is that related?
    Wayne: We both help people.

    Well worth the hour and a half with Steve Zahn and Jack Black being the best 'sidekicks' and Neil Diamond lovers ever on film!
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  3. Sep 1, 2014
    2
    Yikes! Despite a charming Amanda Peet, the film lacks in plot and god-awful acting. Ahem, Jason Biggs, et cetera. Neil Diamond can't possiblyYikes! Despite a charming Amanda Peet, the film lacks in plot and god-awful acting. Ahem, Jason Biggs, et cetera. Neil Diamond can't possibly approve of this filth? Full Review »