Safety Not Guaranteed Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
What garbage cinematography! I'd gladly donate $10 to buy them an [expletive] tripod.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 24, 2013
It's just about everything you'd want in a summer movie, combining elements of romance, science fiction and comedy juiced with an element of frat-boy attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Meredith Borders
Birth.Movies.Death.
April 3, 2013
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED sticks the landing.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 21, 2013
Bouncing back and forth between belief and incredulity, the film weaves an engaging story about love, time travel and the importance of looking beyond the obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 3, 2013
Time travel and unexpected love combine for one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
January 13, 2013
If you like your science-fiction lo-fi, and your coming of age parables with a handy technological metaphor at their core, Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed is the movie you've been waiting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
January 4, 2013
The film is obviously low-budget but has a smart script and a real feeling for those who would like to turn back the clock. Its modesty on the whole becomes it, and Plaza is a real find.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Russell Lewin
SFX Magazine
January 2, 2013
A human drama with some good laughs, winningly performed, and never predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
December 30, 2012
[It] can be comic, tragic, mundane or something weirdly transcendental.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
December 28, 2012
Shows you don't need much more than a good script to make a decent film - even if said script involves time travel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
December 27, 2012
The finale may raise eyebrows, but this is an experience you'll want to relive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Grant Rollings
Sun Online
December 27, 2012
The problem is that your safety is guaranteed - everyone is too likeable for there to be any sense of danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
December 27, 2012
his time-travel romcom wastes lead Aubrey Plaza and dithers until its geek-pandering finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 27, 2012
The independent sector of American cinema, you would think, would do better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jessica Lambert
Little White Lies
December 26, 2012
Few films so gloriously live up to their potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
December 26, 2012
See it...then travel back in time and see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
December 24, 2012
An endearingly oddball indie sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
December 24, 2012
A low-concept film about time travel mightn't sound like much of a trip, but first-time director Colin Trevorrow offers good-natured fun and real substance in place of shiny surfaces and whizz-bang effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
December 21, 2012
With a low budget but a lot of imagination and talent, director Trevorrow and writer Connolly create a deceptively simple comedy that's one of the most entertaining films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 20, 2012
It may not make you walk out, but it certainly left me unsatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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