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Safe Haven Reviews

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
May 16, 2016
If you're a fan of Sparks, and like-minded feel-good romantic dramas, Safe Haven will deliver what you know and love; everyone else should be well warned by now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
January 3, 2014
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.
Stephen Silver
December 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
few will leave the cinema feeling they've seen something original or affecting
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Travis Hopson
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 31, 2013
...the feel-good finale is unable to pack the emotional punch that Hallstrom is obviously striving for...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
July 13, 2013
A wholly inert lump of by-the-numbers syrup that's as boring as it is pointless.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 14, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
May 7, 2013
Expect to gag early and often, and consider breaking up with anyone who forces you to sit through this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 25, 2013
A bland love story that features a twist that feels more like a dupe.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Joshua Starnes
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
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
March 15, 2013
I don't know when has the sexy south has ever looked dry.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 14, 2013
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.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 7, 2013
The surprise ending will probably cause you to regurgitate your popcorn.
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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.
Dave White
March 6, 2013 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 | Original Score: 2/5
March 3, 2013
It's beyond laughable ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 3, 2013
An almost unendurably sentimental tale ...
Rich Cline
March 1, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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