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Saving Silverman Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    22

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    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.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Not just stupid, but brain dead.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's basically a cheerful slob job, one of those slapped-together features so often embraced by teenagers with more disposable income than discernible taste.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

A dumb comedy, but older teens may laugh.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a PG-13 movie that could easily have qualified for an R (and, in fact, an R-rated version was also released on DVD), and they should be very cautious about evaluating its appropriateness for teenagers. The movie has very strong language and jokes about oral sex, masturbation, and homosexuality. A "butt cheek implant" operation is shown in brief but gross detail. Drinking too much beer is portrayed as a humorous bonding experience. The movie includes comic kidnapping and comic fatalities. A woman uses sex to control a man.

  • Families can talk about what happens to friends when they start to become involved in romance and why a man like Darren would put up with a woman who treats him with no respect or affection. What would be the right thing to do if you believe your friend is in a bad relationship?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic peril and violence, minor characters killed, brief gross surgery.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations close to the R level.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink a lot as evidence of immaturity, beer bong.

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