Capsule Review: "Saving Silverman"

by Eric Melin on February 9, 2001

in Print Reviews

I think Jack Black is just about one of the funniest guys ever. I obsess over his band, Tenacious D, and I thought he stole “High Fidelity,” one of my favorite movies of last year. So why did I hate this so much?

I think it’s because the level of humor is so below sea level that I felt it was beneath him. Then again, I liked “Scary Movie” and, although I realized it wasn’t very ‘good’, “Me, Myself & Irene” had me laughing plenty. And those both were toilet treasure troves. Maybe I hated “Saving Silverman” because the whole time I was watching it, the close-to-sold-out crowd was cackling wickedly at its lame, cliched premise and its horribly obvious sight gags and bad dialogue.

I could see where JB had spiced the script up a bit, and made some very un-funny moments at least tolerable, but it wasn’t enough. And with Steve Zahn also in the cast, it’s the biggest waste of a good cast I’ve seen in a long time. I still look forward to seeing Jack in “Shallow Hal”, the new Farrelly brothers movie, and especially in “Run, Ronnie, Run,” the upcoming Mr. Show flick.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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