This full-throttle sophomoric comedy still feels forced and phony at times, which undercuts the manic efforts of its cast.
Dugan ... encourages one and all to be as frat-house gross as possible.
A relentless misfire, ineptly stealing from a number of crude but more ably executed comedies.
The script ... smacks of desperation beyond saving.
Despite an early, zesty deluge of gags ... it soon settles down to an anxious man-a-thon.
-Edward CrouseFull Review
Expends a moderate budget and several attractive young performers to absolutely no consequence.
-Stephen HunterFull Review
Not just stupid, but brain dead.
-Susan WloszczynaFull Review
Overall it's desperately in need of rescue.
The movie can barely muster the bravery to be even Dude, Where's My Car stoopid.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
A sublimely idiotic farce.
-Andrew O'HehirFull Review
It is frantically, bizarrely unfunny.
-Joe BaltakeFull Review
How bad is Saving Silverman? This is a movie in which a man is shown getting butt-cheek implants.
There is nothing in the personalities of J.D., Wayne or Darren that makes me believe that they don't deserve to be slapped upside their heads for being pathetic losers.
-Gene SeymourFull Review
If Judith ... were asked to render a diagnosis of what's wrong with Saving Silverman, she might note that it displays a pathological fear and hatred of women.
-A.O. ScottFull Review
Someone ought to call the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Actors.
Maybe they actually had fun doing this film, but if so, this feeling is likely to be contagious only to those who like their movies relentlessly mindless.
-Kevin ThomasFull Review
You'd have to go back to November to Little Nicky to find a movie that approaches this for dreckiness.
-Eric HarrisonFull Review
In one rotten production ... all involved have managed to create the most unlikable, man hating, woman hating, unfunny idiots since Whipped.
-Lisa SchwarzbaumFull Review
Even 12-year-old girls will see it as the defensive and moronic excuse for a comedy about modern sexual politics that it is.
-Susan StarkFull Review
Dreadfully stupid and insincere.
-Steven RosenFull Review
So bad in so many different ways that perhaps you should see it, as an example of the lowest slopes of the bell-shaped curve.
-Roger EbertFull Review
A Dumb and Dumber clone that wastes the talents of good comic actors.
The kind of comedy that takes the fun out of stupidity.
We just get a lot more of the gross-out humour that is still distressingly in vogue for teen-oriented movies.
-Peter HowellFull Review
Really stinks. No, really. It's bad. Awful.
-Desson ThomsonFull Review
Not even a giddy wrap-up featuring Diamond himself can atone for the dreck that's come before it.