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  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    This comedic jape delivers some sharp jabs at obvious targets, namely the boosterish excesses of American religiosity.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The director-cowriter, Brian Dannelly, has great fun tweaking the way American Christianity has been born again as a commodified, suburbanized, pop-saturated belief system.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Not only is Saved! subversively funny, it is unexpectedly sweet.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's a great accomplishment and, at a time when satire is in short supply, a terrific surprise.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Begins as a satire, ends with a renewal of faith.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has very mature material for a PG-13, including extremely strong language and explicit sexual references and situations, including adultery, teen sex, and homosexuality. Characters smoke (smoking is portrayed as an indicator of being cool and rebellious) and drink. Characters shoot guns at a target range and there is some mild violence (no one hurt). Strengths of the movie include the positive portrayal of disabled and gay characters and the ultimate conclusion about the importance of seeking the real meaning of the Bible's teachings.

  • Families can talk about how they think about their own religion and the religions practiced by others. Mary asks "Why would God make us all different if He wanted us to be the same?"

What to watch for
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    Violence: Comic violence.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Strong sexual references and situations for a PG-13, including teen pregnancy.

  • language false5

    Language: Some strong language for a PG-13.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Teen smoking, drinking, and drug use. Smoking is portrayed as an indicator of being cool and rebellious.