A student (Jena Malone) at a Baptist school faces ostracism and demonization after becoming pregnant.
" Something puts the fear of God into Saved! about halfway in. "
" There are many blessed moments in this movie. "
" It's a shame the closing moral about a more pragmatic, inclusive approach to spirituality is conveyed with such a heavy hand. "
" Saved! is one of those frustrating little movies that I wanted to like more than I actually did. "
" This is one of the most intriguing rite-of-passage teen comedies in a long time. "
" A wickedly funny movie well worth seeing. "
" Isn't as funny, or as wicked, as it should be. "
" Blessed by a potent cast, Saved! lets its teens be teens -- pimples, if not warts, and all. "
" A minor work, yet it has a teasing lilt to it, and to make it at all took courage and originality. "
" After two comically inventive scenes, it quickly turns soft and flat. "
" Has the glitteringly satiric dialogue of Election -- and the soul of an after-school special. "
" An afterschool special gone deliciously wrong. "
" It puts a new twist on the au courant genre of mean-teen comedies. "
" No doubt the filmmakers are bracing for -- even hoping for -- a display of ire from religious conservatives. But the truth is, nothing in Saved! stings. "
" It's a relevant, irreverent and emotionally honest film that suggests it's OK to laugh in church, at least every now and then. "
" There is undoubtedly a funny social satire to be set in a Christian high school, but Saved! is neither bold nor insightful enough to be it. "
" Saved! ultimately can't quite go the distance, but it's a promising debut by a filmmaker to watch. "
" Once its premise is established, Saved! doesn't have anywhere to go, repetition creeps in, and jokes that might have otherwise been funny start eliciting groans instead. "
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