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  • Summary: Traces the misadventures of buddies J.D. (Black) and Wayne (Zahn), who begin to suspect that their best friend, Darren Silverman (Biggs), is going to allow himself to be badgered into marrying Judith (Peet), a woman he doesn't love. They decide to reunite him with his long lost love from their school days (Detmer) -- even if they have to kidnap Judith to do it. (Columbia Tristar) Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 20 out of 29
  1. 70
    I was laughing myself sick over Saving Silverman, a sublimely idiotic farce in the "There's Something About Mary" tradition.
  2. 60
    It's doubtful that the haste with which two actors of the same sex break away from a kiss in this comedy was in the script, but otherwise everybody stays in character, which is impressive given the manic range of some of the roles and the comic monotony of others.
  3. The film is a shapeless mess and about as convincing as a cartoon, the usual mix of slapstick, doofus humor and raunchy sex jokes lacking even the bite or attitude to make it adventurous.
  4. 25
    Not just stupid, but brain dead.
  5. Every movie Dugan releases looks like something made on accident--tosses yet another stink bomb into theaters for audiences to sniff over.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    20
    Misbegotten, unimaginative buddy pic.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Jun 7, 2012
    10
    It's so very sad that the critics of 2001 didn't have the insight to appreciate this movie.

    If you don't understand the characters you don't
    understand human psychology.
    If you can't laugh at this movie, you aren't human.
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