Safelight Reviews

July 11, 2017
So-so indie drama has mature themes, cursing.
August 21, 2015
The scenery might make for a pleasant travelogue if only the screenplay took any risks or showcased any surprises between its bookend confrontations.
August 11, 2015
I hope Temple finds a way to stick around until such time as she figures out where she fits in best and what she's best at. When that happens, she is gonna lay waste.
July 20, 2015
A bland and unremarkable tale of sad souls and dead-end circumstances from first-time feature director Tony Aloupis.
July 18, 2015
Given that we've seen this story before and didn't like it then, Safelight should perhaps just be called "safe".
July 17, 2015
Following a by the numbers "Abused and downtrodden young couple finds a modicum of happiness in a cruel world through their affection for each other" premise, "Safelight" is about the friendship and the inevitably blossoming romance.
July 17, 2015
To write off "Safelight" as just another generic romantic teen drama about wounded souls who find healing in each other's arms wouldn't do justice to its baffling ineptitude.
July 17, 2015
An attractive cast can't rescue this well-meaning but slow, sappy romantic triangle.
July 17, 2015
Uneven would be a kind word for "Safelight."
July 16, 2015
First-time filmmaker Tony Aloupis, formerly frontman of the New Jersey rock band Shadows of Dreams, serves up Americana like a stale slice of apple pie.
July 16, 2015
Everything in writer-director Tony Aloupis' "Safelight" feels telegraphed.
July 16, 2015
Does the world really need another indie film about lost souls living quiet lives of desperation in a heaven-forsaken one-horse town?
July 16, 2015
Safelight squanders the efforts of a talented cast who are unable to lift the material beyond its clichs.
July 16, 2015
Safelight would be better titled Lightweight.
July 16, 2015
There's just not much room to work with [the abundance of] clichés.
July 15, 2015
Boy meets girl, girl frees boy's spirit, audience falls asleep - Safelight is a sluggish romantic drama that we've seen far too many times.
July 14, 2015
Bland mismatched lovers drama that benefits from striking locations, decent cast and a tone of exhausted resignation.