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Safe Haven Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Grantland
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A movie whose punch line is so delightfully absurd that even after you pretty much know what's coming you spit out your Pepsi anyway.

Full Review Source: Grantland

January 3, 2014
Stephen Silver
EntertainmentTell

All the usual romance and idyllic locations-and-vengeful-violent-ex-husband, up until the weirdest, most out-of-nowhere plot twist ever.

Full Review Source: EntertainmentTell | Original Score: 2/5

December 26, 2013
James Luxford
The National

few will leave the cinema feeling they've seen something original or affecting

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2013
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

While a predictable chick flick, Safe Haven is never dull. It's not particularly good, either.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the feel-good finale is unable to pack the emotional punch that Hallstrom is obviously striving for...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 31, 2013

A wholly inert lump of by-the-numbers syrup that's as boring as it is pointless.

Full Review Source: Twitch

July 13, 2013
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

It's sad to see a formerly-respected director like Hallström churning out such predictable material, while an audacious, smack-you-in-the-face climactic twist has to be seen to be believed.

Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor | Original Score: 2/5

July 5, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

This latest Sparks adaptation should please audiences seeking wish-fulfillment romantic fantasy; the new love depicted here is so pure and true it even receives supernatural endorsement.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Sparks' field may be fertile, but it's also rich in manure.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C

May 13, 2013
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine

Expect to gag early and often, and consider breaking up with anyone who forces you to sit through this.

Full Review Source: OK! Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

May 7, 2013
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A bland love story that features a twist that feels more like a dupe.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C-

April 25, 2013
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

It's typical comfort food filmmaking and that's exactly what Safe Haven is: a mouthful of cotton candy. Empty, overly sweet, and likely to kill you from diabetes.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 4/10

March 18, 2013
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter

I don't know when has the sexy south has ever looked dry.

Full Review Source: Movies With Butter

March 15, 2013
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Safe Haven may be predictable and formulaic, but Hallström gives the proceedings a cosy glow and there are a couple of twists before the end: one blindingly obvious, the other blindingly dumb.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

March 14, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The surprise ending will probably cause you to regurgitate your popcorn.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

March 7, 2013
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
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Keeping up with the movie's inane plot twists makes for a capricious good time, but an unimaginative denouement turns the whole thing into a fool's errand.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 7, 2013
Dave White
Movies.com

...my movie-cry meter is more often pushed into the red by war horses and estranged mixed martial arts brothers battling each other in common resentment of an alcoholic Nick Nolte than it is by revelatory love letters. Your mileage will vary.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 6, 2013

It's beyond laughable ...

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 1/5

March 3, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

An almost unendurably sentimental tale ...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

March 3, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

Nicholas Sparks strikes again with yet another film based on a misty-eyed novel about tormented seaside romance in the romanticised American South.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 1, 2013
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