Safe Haven Reviews

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 9, 2013
While a predictable chick flick, Safe Haven is never dull. It's not particularly good, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
Sparks' field may be fertile, but it's also rich in manure.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ben Kenber
We Got This Covered
February 14, 2013
Safe Haven is nothing more than a rip-off of Sleeping With The Enemy, and it strands its strong cast in a story that is manipulative, convoluted and unintentionally hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
February 14, 2013
It's insulting on multiple levels. But it sure is 'nice.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Craig Skinner
HeyUGuys
February 14, 2013
The film is for the most part an exhausting slog through clichéd characters and formulaic writing that is near impossible to take at all seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2013
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.
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
February 14, 2013
Did I really just grade this a half-point better than "Die Hard 5"? Excuse me while I puke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.3/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
February 14, 2013
Is Safe Haven a good movie? N. Will you take your girlfriend to see it anyway? Yep. So enjoy the good moments and try not to laugh outloud during the rest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
March 1, 2013
To this writer, it suggests one of those evasive US TV commercials for incontinence treatments or rheumatism therapies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
February 18, 2013
Safe Haven is a blandly 'vanilla' film; attractively shot in picturesque locations, peppered with recognizable if unexciting faces, and delivering a simplistic homily about love conquering all that only a teenage girl could love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
February 13, 2013
"Safe Haven" plays out less like a love story than it does a two-hour audition tape Julianne Hough commissioned to land a lucrative lip-gloss-modeling contract.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
February 12, 2013
Will satisfy those with a fluffy romantic sweet tooth while the rest will likely suffer from indigestion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sarah Ward
Trespass
February 14, 2013
Whilst developments are telegraphed well in advance, a late revelation proves too ridiculous to stomach even within the melodramatic confines, consigning otherwise average escapism to the realm of the bewildering and bland.
Neil Pond
American Profile
February 21, 2013
Moves along at the pace of a leisurely paddled canoe, until the big, explosive, action-y roll-call finale of everything and everyone, in one place, at one time, plus fireworks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kate Erbland
MSN Movies
February 14, 2013
On its own merits, Safe Haven is about as satisfying and filling as a Valentine's Day conversation heart, with far less to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
few will leave the cinema feeling they've seen something original or affecting
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
February 14, 2013
Routine thriller which begs the audience not to pay close attention, except to the pretty pictures and bland leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 13, 2013
It all ends with a ludicrously mishandled plot twist guaranteed to send audiences into paroxysms of laughter. A feel good film indeed, then.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Miriam Bale
New York Daily News
February 13, 2013
The problem is that most of the pieces to the shoddy puzzle ultimately don't fit, making things less believable and successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 18, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/10
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