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The Safety of Objects Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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February 21, 2004
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A richly compelling movie that is as hard to forget as it is difficult to warm up to.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2003
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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It's a movie located in an interesting place, but without quite enough self-confidence really to inhabit it.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 6, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The sheer number and variety of miseries on view suggest a kind of wallowing.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 10, 2003
Vic Vogler
Denver Post
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In boldly departing from the safety of a strong, unifying plot, Troche makes virtual objects of her characters by showing us plenty that intrigues and not enough that enlightens.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 14, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 14, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Troche ... seems to be tuned into Homes' writing, but without really knowing how to translate it to a cinematic narrative.

| Original Score: 2/4

March 14, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A deftly made and poignant character study that deals with life's heartaches and its tender mercies.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

March 13, 2003
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Happiness is a Magnolia Ice Storm of American Beauty.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

March 13, 2003
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Much of the film improves as it goes, with the help of veterans Close and Clarkson.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 13, 2003
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It pretends to be a meaningful slice of Americana, but only succeeds in serving masses of tedium while driving its heavy foot down its own throat.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 13, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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I had a hard time keeping track of the members of each family from one jagged scene to the next, especially since no one says or does anything particularly interesting.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 13, 2003
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
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[Troche has] made a quantum leap in the depth and confidence of her direction, coaxing career-best perfs from everyone involved while fleshing out each storyline to maximum impact.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 11, 2003
David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
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With a long running time that no amount of nonlinear construction can successfully quicken, Safety does have sequences and whole story lines that are fresh and thoughtfully entertaining.

March 10, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A wistful, beautifully acted ensemble drama.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 7, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A noble attempt that doesn't hang together.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

March 7, 2003
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Conceptually, it's a good try. But even with a fine cast working near peak proficiency, The Safety of Objects gets all tangled up by its own aspirations and, ultimately, trips into a quicksand of bathos.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

March 7, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The Safety of Objects doesn't expose nearly enough of the pre-traumatic to make before distinguishable from after. So the film leaves you dissatisfied, as though you'd just spent two hours with a menagerie of plastic white people.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 7, 2003
Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
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A movie that never finds a consistent tone.

March 7, 2003
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
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Suffers from a case of too many dramas, too little time.

| Original Score: 2/4

March 7, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Safety of Objects is like a hike through the swamp of despond, with ennui sticking to our shoes.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

March 7, 2003
Laura Miller
Salon.com
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Glenn Close leads a terrific ensemble cast in Rose Troche's haunting epic of suburban life, fueled by Barbie, Pop-Tarts and God's wicked sense of humor.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 7, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The scheme and scope of the movie are just too darned obvious.

March 7, 2003
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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[Troche] assembles the damaged human elements of Ms. Homes's world with patience and precision, and more often than not chooses dry understatement over easy satire or obvious sentiment.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 6, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Troche transcends The Safety of Objects' inherent aura of contrivance and soap opera by creating a screen filled with real people and setting them off with shrewd structuring.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 6, 2003
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Troche's film derives its voltage from the way it burrows to find that the connections within -- and among -- families are very much alive.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 6, 2003
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The disciplined performances play against schmaltz, and the casting is inspired.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

March 6, 2003
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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A couple of unexpected revelations in the final act pack an emotional wallop that shifts the film into the realm of old-fashioned tearjerker, but the tears are wholly earned.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 6, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Presented with such confidence, such care, that we love all of the characters, even if we don't like them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 6, 2003
Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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The merging of characters and intersecting of lives seems forced.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 4, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Not a complete waste of time, but it doesn't make us feel the way better dramas do, and, in the end, it lacks the qualities that would make it memorable or powerful.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 1, 2003
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