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  • 25
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    No target is too obvious for Salvation Boulevard, a farrago of cheap shots aimed at Christian fundamentalism. It's a blunderbuss satire that criminally wastes a talented cast. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The movie transforms a dim idea - "Elmer Gantry" lite - into comedy that's dead in the water and as dull as it is broad. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's not that Salvation Boulevard is bad: It's quite funny at times and has some good performances. But it's so predictable it has no bite, either as social satire or as slapstick comedy. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Loosely adapting Larry Beinhart's darker novel, Ratliff and co-writer Douglas Stone indulge in so many cheap shots and caricatures, their disdain drips off the screen. show more

  • 30
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The action that follows is as broad and unconvincing as the characters involved: director George Ratliff manages to turn even dignified Ciaran Hinds into a ham. show more

  • 30
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Without the humor, the stereotypes that define these characters aren't satirical; they're just mean-spirited and dull. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's a reasonably funny religious satire that takes potshots at easy targets but is quite watchable due to the participation of two Oscar winners and two Oscar nominees. show more

  • 50
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Here, the scattershot spoofery never rings true. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    It's a stupid farrago of aborted ideas, misguided actors, lame direction, submental writing and follow-the-dots plotting that never comes anywhere within a 10-mile radius of what I used to call coherent filmmaking. show more

  • 40
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Mostly laugh-free black comedy, which gathers an impressive cast - Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly and Ciarán Hinds round out the ensemble - for bad sitcom-level shenanigans. show more

  • August 24, 2011 Aldis Browne
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    Not politically correct, but unless you ignore the critics you will never come to understand the brilliance of this soon-to-be underground classic .

  • July 16, 2011 ssmlmink
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    Great picture ,awesome cast and lots of laughs...The critics are not always right !!!

  • July 15, 2011 citsnick
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    Broad and unfunny.

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