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Safe Haven Reviews

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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
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
March 1, 2013
Unfortunately Hough is not really up to the part and Duhamel isn't much better than a nice-looking block of wood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
February 28, 2013
There's a good twist, the young leads are appealing and anyone who enjoys Sparks' sincere storytelling will enjoy it, even though it's overlong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 28, 2013
You can always rely on novelist Nicholas Sparks to bring you a comforting romance between good-looking people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 28, 2013
A cliched romantic thriller by numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 28, 2013
This romantic film has a few too many creepy elements in it. Granted, the creepy elements aren't as creepy as those in the popular 'Twilight' series, but they are creepy enough to upset the whole mood of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 28, 2013
As ever with a Sparks story, the action takes place in a sugary vision of small-town America that does not correspond with the real world at any point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 28, 2013
Almost nothing happens for long stretches before a plot "twist" so obvious that only the dull-witted could fail to see it coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 28, 2013
I like to imagine that Nicholas Sparks realized he couldn't write yet another prequel story about how the people whose photos come with the picture frames fell in love. So he figured he'd try a thriller!
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 28, 2013
Watchable, beautifully shot and nicely paced Nicholas Sparks romance, enlivened by strong performances and a decent amount of chemistry between the two leads, though the script takes a nosedive into unintentionally hilarious territory in the final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martyn Conterio
Little White Lies
February 28, 2013
The very definition of a stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
February 28, 2013
The initial air of mystery dissipates like a fart in a lift that everyone should be too embarrassed to acknowledge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
February 27, 2013
It's compelling stuff, for all the wrong reasons. and reaches a barking apex of doolally tapness when one of the minor characters reveals herself to be a charitable ghost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
February 27, 2013
The plot holes are so big that you can drive a bus through them and you'll come out of the cinema asking 'But why didn't...?' about many things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 26, 2013
[The] final reel ... descends into the Vortex of Bonkers, delivering fits of unexpected laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
February 25, 2013
Sudsily romantic, sometimes unintentionally hilarious, and bound to be a hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
February 25, 2013
Hallström is an old pro at navigating this kind of undemandingly dramatic yarn and does a pretty fine job with Sparks' story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 22, 2013
The whole film is mild until the end. You won't believe it, but it's also not worth believing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 22, 2013
This one is pure Nicolas Sparks and for his millions of fans that is more than enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Craig Seligman
Bloomberg News
February 21, 2013
Lasse Hallstrom directed. I can only hope he did it for the money.
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