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Safety Not Guaranteed Reviews

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Adam Graham
Detroit News
June 22, 2012
"Safety" can't sustain its own offbeat energy. By the end, even Aubrey Plaza would roll her eyes at it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 21, 2012
Unlike time travel or jet-setting, "Safety Not Guaranteed" shows that making movies can still be more about the journey than the destination. Whether or not you have first-class tickets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 21, 2012
"Safety Not Guaranteed" is eccentric enough to get mistaken for an uplifting fantasy, but it's Plaza who belongs in the penthouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
June 16, 2012
Hope is a powerful thing and Safety Not Guaranteed delivers in its tale of longing, deliverance and connection during the here and now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 16, 2012
An intriguing yet erratic effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 15, 2012
Less of a philosophical argument and more of a character piece driven deep into the heart by Duplass and Plaza.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
June 15, 2012
Have you ever wondered what mumblecore sci-fi would look like? Wonder no more.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremy Mathews
Paste Magazine
June 15, 2012
Rather than trying to beat Hollywood at its own game of high-tech gadgets and weaponry, director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly achieve a sly mix of the insane and the mundane.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.1/10
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
June 15, 2012
A character-driven piece about regret and true partnership - our basic, primal need for someone to take the journey with us even if safety is not guaranteed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5.0
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
June 15, 2012
Aubrey Plaza is the best thing about this iffy mock-sci-fi doohickey.
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
June 15, 2012
As a hipster rom-com about people trying to shake off their pasts to make present-day connections, it's pretty satisfying.
| Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 15, 2012
A strange, light-hearted bit of quasi-sci-fi, with no small amount of heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
June 15, 2012
Neatly, the script embarks on one journey while dangling the possibility of another: the prospect of taking a sudden leap from comic reality into the realm of pure imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 15, 2012
"Safety Not Guaranteed" is most vibrant and vital at its edges, in the way that the characters interact with each other while waiting for something to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
June 14, 2012
The material is played mostly for laughs and succeeds in that regard. The undercurrent of lament in Safety Not Guaranteed, though, is what holds the film together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 14, 2012
It's brisk and assured and never begs the audience's indulgence. No time is wasted. The movie is, at every moment, either funny or pushing the story forward, or both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 14, 2012
The film is modest but skillful and heartfelt, spiced just so by Plaza and company.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 14, 2012
Safety Not Guaranteed casts an enchanting spell from its opening scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 14, 2012
If safety isn't guaranteed by the film's title, a viewer's satisfaction with this genial, warm-hearted movie pretty much can be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 14, 2012
One central recasting and brutal editorial session away from being a lovely little short film, where its mystery and sentiment is more easily controlled and considered.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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