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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) Expand
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
    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 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. JerryP.
    Jul 12, 2007
    By far Jack Black's funniest movie. I have laughed harder in very few movies.
  2. Jun 7, 2012
    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.
  3. JustinS.
    Aug 22, 2008
    Critics don't know good movies if it showed up at their front door. This movie rocks and is hilarious.
  4. JacksonG.
    Jan 4, 2007
    Awesome. One of the few movies in which Jack Black is actually funny (the other he barely appears in: High Fidelity).
  5. DanF.
    Jun 11, 2008
    The last 3rd is pretty weak, but it's a genuinely funny movie. Can't understand all the low scores.
  6. StevenL.
    Aug 29, 2008
    I know it's stupid, I know it deserves the bad ratings. But i can't lie, I'd watch it again. Steve Zahn & Jack Black are two guys that can make bad movies watchable. Expand
  7. BonehoC.
    Apr 16, 2006
    Very, very bad. The movie falls apart so fast that it actually relies on making Jack Black's character gay to throw in some extra laughes, none of which work. Expand

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